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Hooray It's Half Term!

Hooray It's Half Term!

The half term holidays are finally here and you know what that means – it's the perfect time to get stuck into a new book!

Use the Book Sorter to find your next read, and tell us all about your latest finds in Chat

Don't forget to add your … read more

12 February 2016

Pancake Day Picks

Pancake Day Picks

Tuesday 9 February is Shrove Tuesday, otherwise known as Pancake Day!

To get in the mood why not try out our pancake-themed reads:

Mystery Mob and the Great Pancake Day Race by Roger Hurn

Princess Morgana Sequins said: "It was a fun… read more

9 February 2016

National Libraries Day - Saturday 6 February

National Libraries Day - Saturday 6 February

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Saturday 6 February is no ordinary day – we're celebrating National Libraries Day!

Libraries are so brilliant because anyone can visit one – you can discover new books, try out lots of different authors, and meet other people who love to read t… read more

5 February 2016

Enter the BBC 500 Words Competition

Enter the BBC 500 Words Competition

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Do you love to make up your own stories?

Are you between 5 and 13 years of age?

Then you should enter the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show’s 500 Words competition!
All you have to do is write an original short story, using no more than (you g… read more

2 February 2016

It's back - the Christmas Mini Challenge 2015

It's back - the Christmas Mini Challenge 2015

Ho! Ho! Ho! Christmas is just around the corner and so is our Christmas Mini Challenge!

We'd like to challenge you to read THREE library books between the 12 December and 6 January! Choose any three great looking books from your local librar… read more

30 November 2015

Winner of our summer limerick and rap competition

Winner of our summer limerick and rap competition

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Hip hip hooray, we have a winner!

Nine year old Joe from Gloucestershire has been awarded top prize for writing our judges’ favourite rap of the 2016 Summer Reading Challenge writing competition. We had lots of brilliant entries this year so i… read more

6 November 2015