With half term fast approaching, I am starting to look at sorting my reading pile for the break. At the moment there is “Dodger” by Terry Pratchett, “Oblivion” by Anthony Horowitz, “Four children and It” by Jacqueline Wilson and those are just the big names. So look out for what I think about them after the break. I will also be looking at the shortlisted titles for the Centurion book award, which means I will have to spend some time sitting in a comfy chair – it’s hard, but someone has to do it!
I have just spent a fascinating day at Kingswood school with Nicola Mcnee and a lovely group of school librarians learning to set up a blog, so look out world, we will be hitting the ether from now on.
The August bank holiday this year was highlightedby the IBBY International Congress, which was held in London and hosted well over 400 academics, teachers, librarians, storytellers and authors from around the world. Some of the speakers can be seen below; they are Michael Rosen, Jamila Gavin, Beverley Naidoo and Shaun Tan. What a truly exciting event worked around the themes of “Migration and translation”