Two girls who lived through two frightening wars, 80 years apart. Both wrote diaries describing their experiences. Both entries start with a birthday. One ends tragically, the other with sanctuary.
A look at how book clubs can support book awards by Diane Scarborough from Lancashire School Library Service. Tips include how to encourage students to get involved and how to structure sessions as well as useful voting criteria.
Appropriate horror fiction and non-fiction for KS2 readers is often requested but tricky to identify. Here West Sussex Schools Library Service recommend scary reads for the more discerning KS2 horror fan in a bid to inspire more reading for pleasure.
A well organised primary school library needs a space of its own – a safe haven which children are excited to explore. Shelves of books in a corridor do not invite browsing and mooching.
There are three elements to the well-organised library – space, stock and staff – that lead to a fourth, personalisation, which will help your pupils get the best from your library resources
A library without a person running it is just a roomful of books – and those books will be getting dustier and tattier every month.