Carly Harrod from Hampshire Countryside Service tells us about the books that inspired a career with nature and why adults should read more children’s books.
Climate change is big news, and it's becoming apparent that making small changes to the way we live now, could be amplified, to have an even greater effect in 10 or 20 years time. With this in mind, The Reading Agency chose the theme - 'Wild World Heroes' for the 2021 Summer Reading Challenge. With… Continue reading Are you ready to be an Earth Hero?
National Share a Story Month is an annual celebration of the power of storytelling and story sharing, providing a fantastic opportunity bring children and stories together. We've put together a list of books that are perfect for sharing! A bare bear: a book of words that sound the same Written by Caz Hildebrand and illustrations by… Continue reading National Share-a-Story Month – Travelling Tales
Join in with National Storytelling Week from 26 January until 2 February and celebrate the tradition that is storytelling! You can be as creative as you like – take part in storytelling activities, make up stories, read stories from books or even act them out. Make sure to join us for some great storytelling activities: Storytime Sessions… Continue reading National Storytelling Week 2019
Take part in the Winter Reading Challenge 2018! Read or listen to 4 library books, collect stickers and earn a certificate! There is no need to sign up, simply come into one of the participating libraries and tell them how many books you've read and they will give you a collector card and stickers -… Continue reading Winter Reading Challenge 2018
You may remember that BookTrust ran a successful on-line campaign last year to help promote a good bedtime routine for children. Bath Book Bed was relaunched on 24th April and is proving very popular. Part of the campaign is a new 16-page booklet available in hard copy or, if you prefer, to download. The booklet features the celebrity… Continue reading Bath Book Bed
Many children are attracted to soft, fluffy things: their favourite blanket, teddy bears, daddy's jumper, touch-and-feel books, the list is endless. They particularly like warm, soft and fluffy and this often means animals. Whether or not you have pets at home, there are plenty of books around to introduce your youngsters to the animal kingdom. This month we have… Continue reading Books with Cats to Share
As promised yesterday, here are twelve more of our favourite picture books published in 2016. These are aimed at slightly older children than yesterday's selection, but every child is different.
We hope you find some more of your favourites here - and maybe some ideas for books you've not yet read. All of our suggestions from yesterday and today are available to borrow from Hampshire Libraries.