Literary Events this Autumn

Monday, 14, Nov, 2016

The weather is getting colder and the nights are drawing in so it's the perfect time of the year to read more with the kids. Here are a few of the events that are on this Autumn and Winter to keep you and your family busy and exploring exciting new books. 15th November- Meet and Greet with the Children's Laureate Chris Riddell. (Deansgate Waterstones). One for book fans up north, youngsters can meet the Children's Laureate Chriss Riddell, winner of the Kate Greenaway medal in their special c ....

Halloween Costumes Inspired by Books

Wednesday, 26, Oct, 2016

Halloween is almost upon us and, whether you're celebrating it during half term week or on the day itself, it's a great excuse to get dressed up. Instead of the usual costumes, why not celebrate your family's favourite books with some literature-inspired costumes? Book themed outfits aren't just for World Book Day and it gives you a chance to look for new inspiration. Here are some of our ideas to get you started. The Worst Witch Mildred Hubble is a firm favourite in most primary schools ....

Non-Fiction Books for Kids

Saturday, 15, Oct, 2016

Story-telling has an important role to play in reading, both reading to children and encouraging them to read along, but non-fiction books are also great for readers of all ages. Not only do they encourage children to keep reading by involving something they have a keen interest in, they help to build vocabulary and develop new hobbies. Here are a few examples of non-fiction books that children love that you can easily find online or on the high street.   Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes. ....