We were really intrigued by the title, Santa’s Marvellous Mechanical Workshop, and had to read more! Lonely Lily is magically pulled into a Christmas adventure at Santa’s workshop. But will helping Santa also lead to her Christmas wish coming true?
Happy International Cat Day!
February 6th to 12th week is children’s mental health week. This year’s theme is ‘Let’s Connect’ and children’s mental health charity Place2be is ‘encouraging people to connect with others in healthy, rewarding and meaningful ways.’
June 21st to 27th is National Insect Week which encourages people of all ages to learn more about insects. We’ve learnt lots of fascinating facts about different kinds of insects through reading non fiction picture books but also by doing our own research after reading stories with insect main characters.
On World Book Day many children are celebrating books and reading by dressing up as their favourite characters and holding book related events in school. This week many authors and illustrators have been visiting schools or doing Skype visits – it’s a real celebration of books, you can find out more about World Book Day…
Huge congratulations to all of the authors and illustrators on the Lollies 2020 shortlist! Voting is open to teachers and their pupils, parents and children who have until December 13th to vote for their favourite funny books.
Halloween is just over a week away and maybe you are looking to read a story about a witch to get you in the mood. We have several fictional witches lurking in chapter books on our bookcase but would love to add some more!
Together We Can! is such a wonderful title, perfect for this heartwarming and inspirational picture book by Caryl Hart and Ali Pye which celebrates friendships in all shapes and sizes! It is a joy to read aloud and has so many wonderful little details in the brightly coloured illustrations.
Friendship is a central theme in many children’s books and stories and familiar, endearing characters can help children to understand and deal with issues and difficulties in their own friendship situations. To celebrate International Friendship Day we’re sharing fabulous fictional friendships but this isn’t the first International Friendship Day list that we’ve compiled, the more stories…
Huge congratulations to all of the authors and illustrators on the Lollies 2018 shortlist! The shortlist has been published today and you can already start voting for your favourite funny books 🙂