July 30th marks the 80th anniversary of Penguin Books, probably the most recognisable publisher in England. In the 1930’s, paperback books were all thought to be ‘pulp fiction’: poor quality genre fiction that was often too gruesome or racy to be considered literary! English publisher Allen Lane and his friend V. K. Krishna Menon, the Indian… Continue reading Penguin Books
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!
Eleanor has read this QUICK READ as part of the Six Book Challenge. Remember to hand in your reading diaries for the Six Book Challenge in to the Information Store at Ipswich Road by the 19th June 2015 (that’s tomorrow!) – you’ll get a certificate and be entered into a prize draw! For the Six Book Challenge,… Continue reading Book Review: The Red Necklace
The new Children’s Laureate will be announced later today! Unlike the Poet Laureate, who is chosen by the Prime Minister and appointed by the Queen, young people can vote for the Children’s Laureate online. The chosen author, poet or illustrator will be awarded a silver medal and £15,000 (the Poet Laureate traditionally receives 720 bottles… Continue reading The Children’s Laureate
The Go Go trail is back! From 21st June to 5th September, 85 sculptures will be stationed around the city before they are auctioned off for Norfolk charity Break. Dragons have been around (in one form or another) for more than a millennia, and you can find lots of dragons here in the Information Store. The first in… Continue reading Review: How to Train Your Dragon
Eleanor has read this QUICK READ as part of the Six Book Challenge. Remember to hand in your reading diaries for the Six Book Challenge in to the Information Store at Ipswich Road by the 19th June 2015. You’ll get a certificate and be entered into a prize draw! For the Six Book Challenge, I challenged… Continue reading Book Review: The Monsters Inside
The Avengers, The Justice League, Suicide Squad, Fantastic Four…superhero teams seem to be everywhere these days! Their battles look impressive on screen, but insurance experts estimate that the fight between Superman and Zod in Man of Steel was more destructive than a nuclear bomb, with over 1 million civilians injured, 250,000 missing, and 129,000 dead!… Continue reading Book Review: Watchmen