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Day 15 - The Flying Bath

I’m sure anyone reading this blog will recognise the name Julia Donaldson, which is why I was really surprised to find today’s choice, with illustration by David Roberts (who drew our favourite dinosaur!), in Poundland. 297 more words


Axel Scheffler comes to Storyhouse this February

We’re so excited to hear that Axel Scheffler, the illustrator behind children’s classics including the Gruffalo, the Stickman and the Highway Rat, is coming to Storyhouse this February! 81 more words

What's On

Monkey Puzzle

Book Name : Monkey Puzzle

Author: Julia Donaldson

Illustrator:Axel Scheffler

Publisher: Pan Macmillan Children’s Books

Theme/Topic: Poor little monkey! He’s lost his mum. Luckily butterfly is nearby to help him find her… 119 more words


I confess to reading (but not to what)

It is hard, even for library staff to talk about what we really like to read,  we too, feel the pressure of expectation.

Some questions I think we all ask ourselves: 493 more words

Staff Book Reviews

The Gruffalo

Opening Night verdict ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Tall Stories Theatre Company arrived at the Lowry’s Quay’s theatre this week for their month long run of the glorious Gruffalo… 257 more words

Musical Theatre

Gift a Love for Reading

As a child, I loved to read and it was a love my mother nurtured in me, for she too loved to pass time in another world through the pages of a book. 938 more words


Book Advent

This blog is from Rachel, the children’s librarian in Central library.

We are approaching that magical time of year where we count the days till Christmas. 682 more words