Wednesday, 6 June 2018

And the winner is...


Me and Mr. P by Maria Farrer!


Congratulations, Maria (and Mr. P!)

It was wonderful to see everyone who joined us at the ceremony in Dorking Halls - we had a great day, and we hope you did too!






Thank you all for taking part in the Surrey Libraries Children's Book Award 2018, it has been truly fabulous to hear about everyone's experiences, and we hope you'll join us again next year!

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Reigate Library Chatterbooks have just read The New Adventures of Mr Toad A Race for Toad Hall by Tom Moorehouse with lovely illustrations by Holly Swain. We then played our own game of A Race for Toad Hall with Mr Toad and The Stig
Reigate Chatterbooks were lucky to have a visit from Maria Farrer and Mister P. They came with Mister P suitcase containing a paw print, a football and a fish of course! We then played Polar Bear Bingo with Maria.

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Tom Moorhouse visits Park Mead and Wonersh and Shamley Green!

Here are some photos of the fabulous displays that Park Mead and Wonersh and Shamley Green put together for Tom Moorhouse's visits!









Monday, 30 April 2018

Haslemere Library's Chatterbooks group has now read all five books shortlisted for this year's book award.  We met in the computer room so that everyone could vote online and we all enjoyed making a rather glittery Mister P.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

The Montgomery Book Emporium at Riverbridge Primary School

How exciting it was to see that the Year 3 and Year 4 classrooms at Riverbridge Primary School had been transformed into rooms of the amazing Montgomery Book Emporium from The Bookshop Girl by Sylvia Bishop!




Chitra Soundar visits Riverbridge Primary and Spelthorne School

We had a great day with Chitra Soundar, author of A Jar of Pickles and a Pinch of Justice, visiting two of our Champion Schools - Riverbridge Primary in Staines, and Spelthorne School in Ashford.

Chitra spoke to the Year 3 and Year 4 classes at both schools and told them all about her childhood in India as well as giving the children lots of tips on how to be a writer - the most important thing is to read, read, read, read, read anything and everything!



The children asked Chitra so many brilliant questions.  They had also done lots of writing about the books and one class presented Chitra with a lovely book of their pictures and writing about their favourite parts of her stories.






A big thank you to Chitra and all the children and staff at Riverbridge Primary and Spelthorne School