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October 2, 2016

With the summer drifting into autumn at a snail’s pace this year, it seems a bit odd that the nights are suddenly drawing in. Post equinox, the days are shorter and long evenings spent curled up with books seem once again to be upon us (although I’m finding the thought...

September 16, 2016

This week we celebrated Roald Dahl Day, when I say we I mean ‘we’ as a community of book lovers. Roald Dahl Day falls on 13th September every year, and is annually celebrated by schools, bookshops, libraries and individuals across the country. This year it was extra sp...

August 31, 2016

The summer – at least in terms of school holidays – is drawing to a close. It seems only yesterday that I had six glorious weeks ahead of me in which to plan the next term’s school activities, and now it’s time to begin facilitating them. In addition to single projects...

August 18, 2016

 News just in: 40 new Supertatos have taken to the skies to protect us from the Evil Pea and his dastardly accomplices, while nearby fairies of all shapes and sizes have led a protest against the bossy Fairy Queen to start a fair and democratic Fairyland.

Sunshine and S...

August 4, 2016

Sunshine and Stories at Barons Court is always fun to be a part of. This is the third school holidays that we have supported the event, and it is bigger than ever. Last week the wonderful Archie Kimpton helped us to create our own jumble creatures and scary evil story...

February 7, 2015

I’ve worked on all of Fleur Hitchcock’s books across multiple Story Bites groups in the emporium, and groups outside including the then year 5s and 6s at Temple Sutton and Hamstel Junior Schools for Story Bites in School. The year 5 projects culminated in the construct...

February 1, 2015

Author Amanda Brandon popped in to visit us on Saturday 31st January, to share with us her fabulous picture book A Scarf and a Half. Amanda read the story of Little Lionel and his friends finding fun with a scarf knitted by Granny Mutton, and she brought the very long...

January 30, 2015

Story Bites in School is in its second year at Hamstel Junior School, and for Year 6 it is also their second project. We stared reading and exploring The Extincts by Veronica Cossanteli back in September and over the interim each class has familiarised themselves with...

December 5, 2014

When Leigh Community Centre invited us to take part in their provision of children’s activities preparade on the Night of the Lights, we didn’t hesitate. The afternoon saw a transformation of Room 5 into a mini emporium, with lots of books and puppets and some Christma...

December 5, 2014

We continue our author visits for all age groups this month with a return visit from one of our favourite authors for older children. Nigel McDowell came down on Thursday 4th December. Nigel’s visit was the first of four that we have planned for the coming months. In J...

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