Tag Archives: Libraries

Perfect Picture Books for Libraries Week

Libraries Week is an annual celebration of the best that libraries have to offer. This year Libraries Week takes place between the 4th and 10th October, and highlights the central role that libraries play in their community as a driver for inclusion, … Continue reading

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BookTrust Storytime – BookTrust unveils public library experience to encourage families to develop a reading habit

BookTrust, the UK’s largest children’s reading charity, has today announced plans to pilot a new, national library experience called BookTrust Storytime. Developed in partnership with libraries, local authorities and families, and funded by Arts Council England, the project will support disadvantaged … Continue reading

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Inspiring Picture Books

Picture books can make a difference. Not only for our youngest readers but for all age groups and all types. They can offer humour, entertainment and pleasure but also comfort, encouragement, information and inspiration. Over recent weeks I have read … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – children’s book news

Hello and welcome to the first Reading Matters round up of the Summer Term. I hope everyone had a happy Easter and a restful break if possible. As I am writing this the gradual reopening of places is lifting my … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – news from the world of children’s books

Hello and welcome to this week’s look at all the latest children’s book news. This weekly round up is an attempt to highlight articles, news items and useful information, resources or ideas linked to books for children and young people. … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – news from the world of children’s books

Hello and welcome to another weekly look at what has been happening in the world of children’s books. I hope that everyone is coping with the never ending barrage of concerning news and that some of the articles and links … Continue reading

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The Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick Book 2 of 20 Books of Summer 20

This weekend I escaped the news and immersed myself in a novel about a librarian, lost stories and lost opportunities, family secrets and new friendships.  The Library of the Lost and Found is a quiet, gentle read and a perfect … Continue reading

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School Libraries – empathy factories for their communities

This week we mark Empathy Day created by Empathy Lab to build children’s empathy with the aid of high quality literature. Our world today has possibly never been in greater need of empathy. The organisers of this initiative have, despite the … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – news from the world of children’s books

Hello and welcome to another look back at the latest children’s book news. There is still a lot happening, new books, online activities and events and people supporting each other with ideas and resources. I hope you find something here … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – News from the world of children’s books

Hello and welcome to another look back at the recent children’s book news. Easter feels very different this year. Normally it is one of my favourite times of the year, a time spent with family and full of anticipation for … Continue reading

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