We have lots of ideas on how we want to develop the library, and would love to hear yours - put them on a tag and hang them on the wishing tree! We'd like to develop this web page into a resource for the children including a library blog. Perhaps you'd like to find the next in a series, or are not sure what to read next... you will be able to find resources in the library and on this page to help you.
We will try to keep you up to date with new titles that come into the library on this page, and when we have our blog running then we'd love to hear what you think about them if you read them.
Oh no! Luke is a comic-reading super-hero expert, but he’s gone for a wee at the crucial moment when an alien arrives in his tree-house (don't you hate it when that happens?). So, it’s his goody-goody, teacher's pet, never-read-a-comic-in-his-life brother Zach who gets superpowers and instructions to save the universe. How unfair is that?! But even super-heroes need back up, and when Zach is kidnapped, it falls to Luke to save his brother - and the world. The new Book Of The Moment is the excellent brand new adventure story written by David Solomons that is full of laughs with very funny characters caught up in hilarious situations.
Read it and tell us what you think!
We'd like to say a big thank you to The Malvern Bookshop, which is helping us with our displays and advising us about the best new children's books that we should have in our library.
We now have the winners and shortlisted titles from this year's Red House Children's Book Awards and some Carnegie Award shortlisted titles in the library. The Older Readers' titles can be offered to confident readers in Y5 and 6 on the understanding that they have their parent's approval.
Who Next? is a guide to children's authors used by County Library Services, designed to help parents to encourage children to read more widely by suggesting authors they might enjoy. It can guide children who have already enjoyed stories by one writer to find others who write in a similar way.
Lovereading4kids has a wealth of information about the books children are reading, and those they will want to read. It includes very good suggested reading lists by age and keeps up to date with new titles. It also suggests books for specific groups, such as boys or dyslexic children, or to encourage reluctant readers. You can also "try before you buy". If your child starts a multitude of books but quickly loses interest, using this web site they can download extracts from thousands of children's books to see what fires their interest. Altogether an invaluable resource.
The Book Trust is packed with information about children's books, such as recommended reading lists, suggestions, quizzes and features on authors.
The Carnegie Medal and Kate Greenaway Medal are the UK's oldest and most prestigious children's book awards, described by authors and illustrators as 'the one they want to win' - they are the gold standard in children's literature. We have many of the 2014 shortlisted titles in the library, and will be getting this year's titles once they announced on 17th March. Some of the titles are for older readers, but where appropriate we would like to offer some of the more challenging books to the more confident readers, on the understanding that they have their parent's approval.
Good Reads claims to be the world's largest site for readers and book recommendations. It has a lot of information about children's books, including newly published titles, and interviews with authors. You can create an account and enter the books you are reading, have read and want to read, and it will work out personal recommendations for what to read next. There is a wider interactive element, depending on your account settings, that lets you share what you are reading with your friends and check out what they are reading too.