We are Reading Ahead again this year in the Information Store, encouraging students to take part in the Reading Agency’s excellent initiative (which used to be called the Six Book Challenge) where we try to read six things in six months! It isn’t just about books, either – you can read magazines, blogs, interactive fiction,… Continue reading Reading Ahead Challenge 2017
Hopefully you have heard by now that there is a general election on the 7th May 2015, to decide which political party will run the country and who will hold the seats on the local council. We at the Information Store are all for voting, so here’s a guide to our resources and some handy […]
With the Starz television adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods coming out at the end of April, hype surrounding the fantasy author has never been higher. Recent radio adaptations of Good Omens (co-authored with the late Terry Pratchett), Neverwhere and Stardust have brought these cult novels to new audiences. Gaiman has guest starred on The Simpsons,… Continue reading Author Profile: Neil Gaiman
World Book Day on 2nd March saw schools round the country holding events themed around stories, with people dressing up as much-loved characters and books written by a wide range of great authors like Jacqueline Wilson and David Almond just for this event. Check out our World Book Day video from 2016, made by staff and… Continue reading World Book Day
On 24th February, the Transforming Education in Norfolk Group in conjunction with Beanstalk launched the Get Norfolk Reading campaign to spread a love of reading and access to resources for literacy amongst primary school children.
Today is International Women’s Day! You can watch events around the world unfolding here, learn more about the history of IWD, then tackle the inevitable debate about “international men’s day”! Our blog posts from previous IWD’s can be found here and here– this year, we’re looking at female authors who use male pseudonyms.
The 2017 City of Literature Weekend is taking place in the gloriously decadent Adnams Spiegeltent! We’ve had some very famous literary visitors at festivals past, and this summer’s will be no exception. Check out the line-up below, then head to the Information Store to find some of their greatest books: