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Celebrating Libraries Week

Celebrating Libraries Week

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The 9-14 October is Libraries Week, when book lovers all over the country celebrate all the wonderful things libraries have to offer!

There's so much to discover at your local library, from stacks of brilliant books to reading groups, and activ… read more

11 October 2017

Top Amazing Animals Picks for #WorldAnimalDay

Top Amazing Animals Picks for #WorldAnimalDay

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On Wednesday 4 October it is World Animal Day and to celebrate this we have created a booklist of our favourite books with amazing animal characters.

Here is more information about some of our picks:

The Only Lonely Panda by Jonny La… read more

2 October 2017

Top Poetry Picks: Part 3 #nationalpoetryday

Top Poetry Picks: Part 3 #nationalpoetryday

Celebrate National Poetry Day with these excellent anthologies, writing guides and stories told in verse:

 

Cloud Busting by Malorie Blackman

Despite his Mum's insistence, Sam doesn't want to be friends with Davey, he thinks Davey's a fir… read more

27 September 2017

Top Poetry Picks: Part 2 #nationalpoetryday

Top Poetry Picks: Part 2 #nationalpoetryday

 
Get inspired for National Poetry Day with these rhyming recommendations:
 

Here Come the Superheroes by Neal Zetter & Chris White

This comic book style collection features raps and rhymes all about superheroes (plus a few of their ev… read more

25 September 2017

Top Poetry Picks: Part 1 #nationalpoetryday

Top Poetry Picks: Part 1 #nationalpoetryday

 
Get in the mood for National Poetry Day with these brilliant books:

Jellicle Cats by T. S. Eliot & Arthur Robins

Jellicle Cats come one and all. Jellicles come to the Jellicle Ball.Join the Jellicle Cats under the Jellicle Moon with… read more

24 September 2017

Celebrate National Poetry Day!

Celebrate National Poetry Day!

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National Poetry Day is the perfect day to enjoy, discover and share poems!

This year it's celebrated on Thursday 28 September and the theme is "Freedom"

Keep an eye out for our top poetry recommendations, or give the Book Sorter a spin to fi… read more

23 September 2017

Information for adults

Schools

Visit our School Zone to access free resources and Challenge ideas for your class.

Families

Visit our Home Zone, full of useful Challenge information for parents, grandparents and carers. For information about supporting reading in the early years visit our Pre-School Zone.

Libraries

Visit our Library Zone to find libraries near you running the challenge, and how to take part.