Book Reviews

Book Review: Hello, Cupcake!

There was much excitement last night as the final of the Great British Bake-Off left bakers everywhere inspired to try their hand at making beautiful and tasty cakes. We have a wide range of books on baking everything from bread to wedding cake, and Hello, Cupcake! by Alan Richardson and Karen Tack (BOOK ZONE 641.8653)… Continue reading Book Review: Hello, Cupcake!

Books · Displays · Events

Banned! Information Store staff share their favourite banned books

Today marks the end of Banned Books Week, but recommendations keep coming in! Please continue to take and share pictures of our display, near the entrance to the Information Store until Monday 5th October.

Competitions · Quick Reads · Reading Challenges · Six Book Challenge

Six Book Challenge Round Up!

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!

Awards · Books · Events

Kate Greenaway Medal nominees

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

Reading Resolutions

Reading Resolutions 2015

With New Year’s Resolutions flying all over the place and articles everywhere telling you the best ways to keep them (and plenty of gloomy ones reminding us that very few are ever actually kept), we at the Information Store decided to make our own Reading Resolutions. They are largely inspired by the Reading Resolutions put… Continue reading Reading Resolutions 2015