Recently we’ve read three books with a Stone Age/Late Neolithic setting that we think would be ideal for adding fiction texts to your teaching topic, especially as fiction based in this time period is relatively rare. Each one focuses on journeys into unknown lands.Continue reading “Stone Age Fiction Review Round-Up”
Snuggle Up & Share for Advent 2022!
At Libraries 4 Schools we love picture books, so we thought we would give you our suggestions of stories to snuggle up and share with loved ones this December. Come back every day to open another door of the calendar and see what we’re snuggling up with!Continue reading “Snuggle Up & Share for Advent 2022!”
Graphic Novels for Autumn 2022 | Reviews
Graphic novels are a great way to get reluctant readers to pick up a book; from Dog Man to Alex Rider, they have kick-started many reading journeys. So I decided to try a few I hadn’t read yet for our newest review selection.
All entries in this round-up are illustrated in full colour.Continue reading “Graphic Novels for Autumn 2022 | Reviews”
Illustrated Non-Fiction Summer 2022 | Review
This summer we’ve been diving into some fantastic and gorgeously illustrated non-fiction books, from recent and ancient history, to nature and cultures. We’ve picked some of our favourites to share with you in our short non-fiction review round-up!Continue reading “Illustrated Non-Fiction Summer 2022 | Review”
Zeina Starborn and the Sky Whale | Review
By Hannah Durkan (published by Hachette Children’s Group)
‘Who … Who are you?’
This made Zeina bristle. He had seen her just as many times as she had seen him and yet he had no idea who she was. This was just like Aboves; people like Zeina were merely part of the scenery – completely forgettable.
‘Who am I? NOBODY, that’s who!’ She knew she could get into trouble for talking to him this way. After all, he was technically her father’s employer.Continue reading “Zeina Starborn and the Sky Whale | Review”
Reluctant Reader Recommendations Pt.1
Sorry that we’ve been a bit quiet – our editor had COVID, then moved house, but now we’re back! Recently, I’ve been looking for books that might entice reluctant readers, especially boys, to pick them up and have a go. We’re talking not too long, exciting covers, and titles that may really inspire them.Continue reading “Reluctant Reader Recommendations Pt.1”
Libraries 4 Schools 2021 Review Round-Up 3
Looking for something to read this bank holiday weekend? We’ve got you covered, in our most recent review round-up! A great selection of books for older and younger readers, we’ve got something for everyone!Continue reading “Libraries 4 Schools 2021 Review Round-Up 3”
Libraries 4 Schools 2021 Review Round-Up 2
Welcome to our most recent review round-up, where we take a quick look at just some of the books you might like to add to your school or personal bookshelves. And what a great selection we have for you!Continue reading “Libraries 4 Schools 2021 Review Round-Up 2”
Libraries 4 Schools 2021 Review Round-Up 1
So many brilliant books have been published in the last six months, and a lot by new and exciting authors, which is always great to see!
We’ve decided that the best way for us to keep you up to date is to do a round-up of titles we’ve recently read, so you can get a quick idea of what you might like to add to your school or home library.Continue reading “Libraries 4 Schools 2021 Review Round-Up 1”
Wonderscape | Book Review
By Jennifer Bell (Walker Books)
She swallowed and marched up to a crewwoman polishing one of the brass telescopes. Arthur noticed a glowing V tattooed on her chin, instead of a T, like the male crew members. “Excuse me, can we please leave this Wonderscape game? We don’t want to take part; we just want to go home.”Continue reading “Wonderscape | Book Review”