How are the holidays going? Time on your hands? Why not have a visit to your local library and borrow some books for free. Who knows what new authors, hobbies or fantastic facts you might discover. See if you are inspired by these latest book reviews from local school children. And remember to join in … More Junior Bloggers’ Reviews – Part 3
Some more top book reviews from our Junior Bloggers. Have the summer holidays left you feeling a little bit bored yet? Why not give some of these books a read and see if you agree or disagree with our bloggers’ comments.
Bury Libraries will be celebrating both these anniversaries by having amazing displays showing all the books in both shortlists, bookmarks and postcards giving everyone the opportunity to tweet their favourite library book to the team at CILIP … More 2017 Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Awards
Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield. Recommended by Jenn (a Whitefield library customer). “If you like books written by Lisa Williamson, Jandy Nelson, Sarah Crossan, Jennifer Niven and Louise O’Neill, then you may like ‘Paper Butterflies’ by Lisa Heathfield. This book has also been recommended by Melinda Sailsbury author of ‘The Sin Eater’s Daughter’, she said … More Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield
We thought you would like to see what titles were included in the short list, who won in both categories and how your local library can help you to read them without having to buy them (just click on the links!) – a very important pocket money saving hack! … More Blue Peter Book Awards 2017
Since our initial post we have received an additional recommendation from Fiona (Reader Development Team and Whitefield Library) ‘The long anticipated continuation to the story, currently taking London theatre land by storm. This is not a novel, it’s a play, so some people may be put off by that. The format does distract a little … More Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts 1 and 2
One by Sarah Crossan. Recommended by Austen (Library Support Assistant). Grace and Tippi are twins – conjoined twins. And their lives are about to change. No longer able to afford homeschooling, they must venture into the world – a world of stares, sneers and cruelty. But can they find more than that at school? Can … More One by Sarah Crossan
When Maisie is struck by lightning, her face is partially destroyed. She’s lucky enough to get a face transplant, but how do you live your life when you can’t even recognize yourself? Maisie has to figure out both who she really is, and what ‘lucky’ really means… … More Faceless by Alyssa Sheinmel