Friday, 13 December 2013

Christmas Books and Film tie-ins on TV

Why not enjoy a good book this Christmas holiday? Come and browse our display of Christmas books and books with a film tie-in on TV over the Christmas holidays in the Discovery library! Our display in the War Memorial Library includes ghost stories and Christmas crime stories, for those that like a scare at Christmas!
We have lots of great titles in the both the Discovery and War Memorial libraries, including those in our ‘new books’ section so please feel free to browse and borrow.

Also, School Librarian, Helen Smith, has compiled her annual list of Christmas book and film tie-ins that are on TV over the Christmas Period. Please click on the link below to view:
Christmas book to film listing 2013


Winners of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize announced

The winners are:

I Am Still Not a Loser by Jim Smith in the aged seven to 14 catagory

Monkey Nut by Simon Rickerty in the six and under category

Jim Smith's books I Am Not a Loser and I am Still Not a Loser are on our wish list so look out for them in the Discovery Library in the New Year!  Meanwhile, you can find other funny books, including previous Roald Dahl Funny Prize winners and shortlisted titles in the Discovery Library.

Friday, 6 December 2013

Roald Dahl Funny Prize shortlist - winners to be announced next week

The Roald Dahl Funny Prize celebrates funny books for children.  Six books have been chosen in each of the two categories, children aged 6 and under and children aged 7 to 14.  The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in London on Tuesday 10 December.

The books shortlisted for children aged 7 to 14 are:

The Grunts All At Sea by Philip Ardagh
My Parents Are Out of Control by Pete Johnson

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Pants Are Everything by Mark Lowery  

Geek Girl by Holly Smale

Fish-Head Steve! by Jamie Smart  

I Am Still Not a Loser by Jim Smith
Let us know which book you think should win.  You can find many of these books and other prize winning funny books in the Discovery Library.

For more information about the Roald Dahl Funny Prize visit the Book Trust website.