Thursday, October 31, 2013

Sarah Lean Attending Book Award Ceremony

News Alert!
Sarah Lean author of A dog Called Homeless will be attending the Sheffield Children's Book Award Ceremony. This book was suggested for the 2013 shortlist by a young lady who uses the Central Children's and young Peoples Library. She had borrowed it from the library and loved it so much, she wrote to us and asked if it could be included for the Book Award. We asgree, its a lovely book that we wanted to share with you all.
Looking forward to meeting you Sarah.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Nick Sharratt Attending Book Award Ceremony

Socks  - a matching pair!

Both the author Elizabeth Lindsay and the illustrator Nick Sharratt will be attending the Book Award Ceremony

Mini Gray Attending Award Ceremony

News just in - Mini Gray will be joining us at the Sheffield Children's Book Award ceremony on 28th November. She will be representing her book Toys in Space.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Jennifer Gray attending Award ceremony

Hot off the press...
Jennifer Gray has confirmed she will be attending the Sheffield Children's Book Award ceremony to represent her book Atticus claw breaks the Law.
we look forward to welcoming Jennifer to sheffield on 28th November!


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Children's Book Week

Book Trust news

100 best children's books

The Ultimate List: Our 100 best children's books
7  - 13th October 2013
Book Trust celebrate Children's Book Week by announcing thier list of 100 books "every child should read before they're 14."
Drawing from over 90 years' experience of recommending children’s books, experts have put together a list of the 100 best children's books for Children's Book Week 2013. They are now asking everyone to join the debate and vote online for their favourites from the list - with the nation’s top books announced on 25 November.
"The exciting 100 combines an eclectic mix of traditional classics and modern greats that we believe are must-reads to fire children’s imaginations and turn them into life-long readers."

Monday, October 7, 2013

Dyslexia Awareness Week 2013


The dates for Dyslexia Awareness Week 2013 are:
Monday 14th October to Sunday 20th October 2013.

The theme for this year’s Dyslexia Awareness Week is Beyond Words.
The aim of the week is to debunk the myth that dyslexia is just a difficulty with reading and spelling.
The British Dyslexia Assocaotion aim to "highlight the other difficulties dyslexic people face such as poor short term memory, maths difficulties, poor organisational skills but also the strengths that it can bring!"

With lots of events happening all over the country, look at the website for full details including;
  • Dyslexia Awarness Week Pack full of information on how to be dyslexia friendly and activities to spread awareness for either schools or the workplace
  • Dyslexia Awareness Week presentation for assemblies or staff meetings which focuses on debunking the myths around dyslexia
  • Posters download and print off our posters to use during Dyslexia Awareness Week.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

National Poetry Day Today!

The theme of this years National Poetry Day is water -
here are some short poems I like

by Emily Dickinson

I started Early – Took my Dog -
And visited the Sea -
The Mermaids in the Basement
Came out to look at me -

I bought a book of water,
its covers bound in weed,
its spine of muscled silver,
its words too quick to read.

by James Carter

Babies in the bath do it
Puddles on the path do it
Grannies for a laugh do it
Splish Splash Splosh!

by Wes Magee

Here goes the sun
Slowly sailing by,
Like a red boat
On the ocean of the sky