Thursday, December 11, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Authors and Illustrators confirming attendance at the Sheffield Children's Book Award ceremony on 5th November.
James will also be staying on after for a meet the author session for a chat about his book and take your questions. Schools will be invited along to this special opportunity but if your school would like to beconsidered, please contact me for further details.
Adam Stower - author of the Picture Book Troll and the Oliver
Adam is looking forward to meeting a group of children after the ceremony at one of our community librraies, further details to follow.
Charlotte and Adam Guillain , authors of the Picture Book
Spaghetti and the Yeti
The husband and wife team that created this book will be availble after the ceremony to meet a group of children to talk about thier book. This will take place in one of our community librraies (further details to follow)
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Children’s authors Jacqueline Wilson, Michael Morpurgo, Lauren Child and Cressida Cowell have announced that they will design BookBenches based on their own children’s books to be unveiled on the streets of London this summer.
The benches, shaped as open books, will form part of a public art trail of 50 BookBenches launched for the National Literacy Trust’s ‘Books about Town’ project to celebrate London’s literary legacy and raise vital funds for literacy.
http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/news/6019_popular_artists_and_authors_design_bookbenchesliteracy trust book benches
Saturday, August 2, 2014
In the past we have had the following special categories;
- Books from a Series
- Community Libraries Favourite Book
- Teachers Favourite Book
- Quick Read
- Stan Lee - Manga/Graphic Novel
This year our Special category is Poetry and 3 fantastic books have been selected
BRIAN MOSES has been a professional poet
since 1988. He spends half his time writing and the rest of the time he visits
schools across the UK and Europe, performing his poetry and percussion show.
His poetry books include Behind the Staffroom Door: The Very Best of Brian
Moses and A Cat Called Elvis. His solo collections and anthologies have sold
over 1 million copies and he is featured on e National Poetry Archive.
Brian lives in a small Sussex village with his wife, their loopy
labrador and a collection of bad-tempered chickens.
Here Come the Creatures! by Wes Magee
Funny, sad, silly, sing-along, the poems are about friends and families, pets and creatures, school, space travel - and more. There is something for everyone in this sparkling collection - with lots of action and joining in.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
James is the author of Cruel Summer, shortlisted for the Sheffield Children's Book Award 2014 Young Adult category.
The Queen of Teen was launched in 2008 to celebrate the ever-growing range of fiction available for young adults and acknowledge the hugely significant part that fiction can play in the teenage years. Readers are invited to nominate authors for the award and it is their votes that choose the winner.
The changing shape of the shortlists over the years – each one nominated entirely by teens – accurately reflects the trends and developments in the genre of teen fiction. From the hilarious books of the first-winner, Louise Rennison, through the more issues-focused stories of Cathy Cassidy to the darker tales of Maureen Johnson and James Dawson.
Author of Hollow Pike and Say Her Name, James rallied his loyal fans and followers with a vigorous social media campaign and an ‘endorsement’ from Eurovision Song Contest winner Conchita Wurst. Queen of Teen voters were impressed with his sensitive and entertaining handling of subjects such as challenges affecting the LGBT community.
As one voter commented: ‘There are lots of gay characters in his books. But the books aren't about being gay; they're gay because they're gay and a huge fuss isn't made about it, which is fantastic.’
James said, on being crowned Queen of Teen, ‘I am not the best-selling author on the list. I’m not the most famous. I’m not the most talented. So all I can really do is promise to work twice as hard to be a really good queen. I hope I can take this award and do something with it, and use the platform to shine a light on UKYA.’
For further information on Queen of Teen and how to take part in the voting for next year’s award visit www.queenofteen.co.uk
Thursday, July 24, 2014
A special prize has gone out to each school with our thanks for taking part.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Since then he has launched two critically acclaimed series: The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp, for young readers, and The Highly Effective Detective, for adults. Both books are set in Knoxville, Tennessee, where Rick lived for ten years before returning to Florida.
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Please be advised that some of the content in this book contains mild profanities and themes that are not suitable for younger children.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Please could schools start gathering in all the votes and send them to me on the forms provided by 18th July.
I'm really looking forward to reading all the comments the children and young people have made so please remember to send those on to me . Some of the comments will be used for a display at the award ceremony before i pass them on the authors and illustrators. This is a great opportunity for teachers to encourage writing and for authors to find out what their greatest critiques really think of their books!
The votes will be kept a closely guarded secret until the award ceremony on 5th November at the Crucible Theatre, hope to see as many of our voters there as possible....and lots of authors and illustrators too.
....and here's a reminder of the 2013 ceremony.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
During the presentation, Eoin talked about his family ( a great inspiration for the characters in his novels) and also about his 2 new books The Reluctant Assassin ( W.A.R.P book1) and W.A.R.P. Book 2
His presentation included a fantastic dramatisation with actors bringing the stories to life with audience participation.
Children attended from Birley Primary, Birley Spa, Charnock Primary and Forge Valley Schools.
Thanks to Birley Secondary School for hosting this event which was a partnership project with the Schools & Young Peoples Library Service.
Friday, February 21, 2014
Priddy Books ABC Alphaprints
Priddy Books Baby’s Treasure Hunt