Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Swashbuckle Reading Adventure - Part Five

This is the last story in the challenge! Well done if you have made it this far!

The story can be found here:

Celebrate completing the final activity by holding a pirate-themed party!

Now you have heard all five stories and have completed the supporting activities you have earned your Swashbuckle Certificate!

Well done for taking part. If you would like to be entered into the prize draw to be in with a chance of winning some amazing prizes then pop along to the library and we will enter your name for you.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Children's Laureate: Chris Riddell

Chris Riddell has been appointed the new Children's Laureate for 2015-2017. Famous for his illustrations, Chris will work to support school libraries and local libraries who provide books to children, helping them to develop into great thinkers and readers.

Chris Riddell

A selection of Chris's books will soon be available in the library along with activity sheets to match. He writes books for children aged 3 to 11, so we look forward to sharing his stories soon!

Click on the books below to find out more about each one:

Goth Girl and the Fete Worse than Death

Alienography 2: Tips for Tiny Tyrants

Mr Underbed

Here is what Chris plans to do as Children's Laureate:

Swashbuckle Reading Adventure - Part Four

Part Four - Teddy Bears' Picnic

The Swashbuckle characters run into more trouble as they prepare for a teddy bears' picnic. Children can then design their own teddy bear and pirate flag.

Read the story here:

Then complete the activity:

Friday, 12 June 2015

Swashbuckle Reading Adventure - Part Three

Part Three - Tooth Fairy Trouble

Captain Sinker is up to no good again! With a visit from the tooth fairy due, she plans to rob her of her golden coins.

Share the story with your little one here:

Now you have heard the story you can make your own treasure hunt.

Monday, 8 June 2015

Pupils Earn Their War Medals

On Friday we had 12 War medals awarded to pupils who have been taking part in the library's reading challenge. Finley, Teni, Kieran, Arhann and Mervyn all achieved their First World War medals by reading three books from our recommended reading list. Titles include, War Horse, Horrible Histories, The Story of World War One, and Archie's War. They all went on to read three books from our World War Two book list, earning their second medal. This time they were joined by Chloe and Nathaniel. We have lots of new World War Two books on offer for all ages, so, if you would like to take part please see Miss Sparkes in the library and start reading today.


Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Swashbuckle Read Adventure - Part Two

Part Two - Plankety Plank

Captain Sinker is up to mischief again! This time she asks Cook and Line for her help to find a plank for Gem to walk but as usual her plans backfire.

To share the story at home follow the link here:

Then together create your own puppets of the naughty pirates and make them walk the plank into the slop box.

If you missed part one click here.