Non-Fiction November

Non-Fiction November was created by the Federation of Children's Book Groups and is celebrated each November in honour of all things factual. This month long celebration is for those young readers who share a passion for reading about information, but also for those who have yet discovered the amazing world of factual books. Libraries are… Continue reading Non-Fiction November

Audiobook Month 2019

We love books! Reading them, holding them, smelling them – we just love them! But like many others in the 21st Century we sometimes struggle to find the time to sit down with a book. There are just too many things that needs doing; housework, homework, walking the dog, taking the kids to swimming or… Continue reading Audiobook Month 2019

National Share-a-Story Month – Travelling Tales

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

National Gardening Week – a booklist

27 April - 5 May marks the National Gardening Week, this year's focus is on home-grown produce. We've put together a list of books that will help you grow your own fruit and vegetables - even if you don't have a garden or a balcony! How to garden when you're new to gardening Edited by Emma… Continue reading National Gardening Week – a booklist

Stress Awareness Month 2019

For stress awareness month we have put together three booklists offering different types of techniques and advice in how to cope and overcome stress. One list is for all adults, one is aimed at parents and carers and the third is for children and teens. The first step is always the hardest, these books could help you take those steps.… Continue reading Stress Awareness Month 2019

Costa Book Awards 2017 Shortlists

The 2017 shortlists for the categories of The Costa Book Awards have now been announced! The Costa Book Awards is one of the UK's most prestigious and popular literary prizes and recognises some of the most enjoyable books of the year, written by authors based in the UK and Ireland. Since their launch in 1971,… Continue reading Costa Book Awards 2017 Shortlists