We’ve finished our Six Book Challenge in the Information Store – congratulations to those who succeeded in finishing their six books, and special congratulations to the winners of our prize draw. We very much hope you enjoy your book tokens and use them to keep on reading, even though this year’s challenge has ended. Really,… Continue reading Six Book Challenge Round Up!
World Book Night is the adult counterpart to World Book Day. You may remember getting £1 tokens from your school to spend on special books like JK Rowling’s Quidditch Through The Ages- but books shouldn’t lose their magic when you “grow up”! It’s been proven time and time again that books improve our mental health, but… Continue reading World Book Night
We’ve reviewed a book from the Horrible Histories series before, Frightful First War for Remembrance Day, but with the Horrible Histories show at the Theatre Royal next week (Wednesday 22nd April-Sunday 26th April), we’re going to talk about some of our favourite books from the series! For more than 20 years, Terry Deary’s Horrible Histories series… Continue reading Book Review: The Horrible Histories Series
The Kate Greenaway Medal has been awarded to children’s illustrators since 1955. According to the rules, the artist must have a “distinctive and creative” style that complements the typography (size, colour, font and spacing of the text) The covers, size and shape of the book can all affect the judge’s decision. Take a look at… Continue reading Kate Greenaway Medal nominees
The Carnegie Medal has been given to outstanding children’s authors since 1936. Named for Scottish industrialist Andrew Carnegie, who funded almost 3,000 libraries with the money he made from American steel, the award includes £500 worth of books and an actual gold medal- you might have seen the award winner’s stamp on some of your… Continue reading Carnegie Medal nominees