Tag Archives: children’s books

Prize winners in waiting

You might have noticed some attractive new novels and picture books on display near the stairs on Level 4 of the library. These have recently been acquired for the Curriculum Resources collection and are the 16 shortlisted books for the … Continue reading

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A studious skeleton

Have you ever asked yourself if there were pop-up books or jigsaw maps in former times? Or what kind of guides governesses and Sunday school teachers might have had to hand? Some answers can be found in an auction catalogue … Continue reading

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National Non-Fiction Day

Today sees the UK’s third National Non-Fiction Day, an annual celebration of all things factual, organized by the Federation of Children’s Book Groups in partnership with Scholastic Children’s Books.   Check out the NNFD website for ‘fun stuff’ (free resources … Continue reading

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Picture books: more than just illustrations…

One of the most enjoyable aspects of my job has to be cataloguing the new picture books for the Curriculum Resources collection. But, as we know, these are not just collections of pretty pictures but important resources with roles, at … Continue reading

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Wonderlands

Next weekend (24th – 26th August) the British Library hosts a Festival of International Writing for Children. Three days of stories, words, drawings, conversations and explorations as some of the best known writers for children and young people appear on the British Library’s piazza … Continue reading

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