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Celebrating World Book Day 2019

Another year, another wonderful World Book Day celebration! Every year here at SLS we invite local schools to put together a team of either Year 6 or Year 7 students to take part in a literary quiz. Ranging from ‘Food for Thought’ to ‘Magic & Mystery’, we put together six rounds of quiz questions for… Continue reading Celebrating World Book Day 2019

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15 Book and Reading Related Apps for Children

Working in a library I often get asked not only for recommendations for books for children but also for ways to encourage reluctant readers. A fun way to get children into reading is with book related apps, some can be used for learning to read and others which link to a well known series and… Continue reading 15 Book and Reading Related Apps for Children

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10 steps story template – Guardian reading for pleasure conference 2017

This year’s reading for pleasure conference introduced me to two inspiring authors The First was Candy Gourlay. Her debut novel ‘Tall Story’ won the Crystal Kite Award for Europe. Her second novel ‘Shine’ also won the Crystal Kite Award. She was an energetic and funny speaker and entertained us greatly with her story of her… Continue reading 10 steps story template – Guardian reading for pleasure conference 2017