Friday, 6 May 2016

And the winner is...

And the winner is...Georgia Pritchett, author of Wilf the Mighty Worrier Saves the World. Unfortunately Georgia was taken ill on her way to the ceremony but her agent, Jo Unwin was there to collect the award.

Gracious runners up, Holly Webb and Gareth P. Jones were also on hand to sign books.

Surrey Libraries would like to thank all of the authors, children and teachers that were involved in this year's award, see you in 2017!

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Year 4 really enjoyed their visit to Epsom Library today - thank you Julie.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Gareth P Jones at St Andrew's

The Leaky Battery crew made an appearance at St Andrew's in Cobham last week before starring in an impromptu play.

Left to Right - Gareth P Jones, Mr Gadge, Captain Clockheart, First Mate Mainspring and Quartermaster Lexi

Tom McLaughlin

Tom McLaughlin visited Pyrcroft Grange Primary School and Ashford Park Primary School earlier this month to talk about The Accidental Prime Minister.

While at Pyrcroft Grange he saw a familiar face

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Gareth P Jones

This week Gareth P Jones brought his energetic blend of story telling and music (including an accordion!) to Beaufort Primary in Woking and St Andrew's in Cobham.

Friday, 11 March 2016

At Stamford Green Primary School, Year 3 and Year 4 really enjoyed the visit from author Georgia Pritchett.  We helped her to conquer a fear of spiders and she gave us top tips for what to do if we are beginning to worry.  We particularly loved hearing her reading from the 'Wilf the Worrier' Books.

In fact we were so inspired by her visit, that some of us spent lunchtime reading our new books.

Monday, 7 March 2016

Holly Webb's visit to Claygate

Here's what Sophie and Josie from Rowan class had to say about Holly's visit.

"On Wednesday Years 3&4 had a very exciting visitor—Holly Webb, who is an author. She read us parts of her books, called The Truffle Mouse, A Cat Called Penguin, Chocolate Dog, Looking for Bear, The Midnight Panda and Tiger Tale, and we enjoyed them all! She told us about herself and her interesting pets, and about how she gets ideas for her stories. At the end of the visit she sold some books and we got them signed. We really enjoyed her visit and we wish we could meet her again!"

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Will Mabbitt

Yesterday, Will Mabbitt was in East Surrey entertaining Earlswood Junior School and Salfords Primary School before signing copies of his award nominated book, The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones.

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Holly Webb

We had a great time with Holly Webb - author of A Tiger Tale on her visits to Claygate Primary School and Laleham C of E Primary School yesterday.

Laleham welcomed Holly with a wonderful display.

Sunday, 21 February 2016

In Year 4, at Stamford Green Primary School, we are really enjoying reading 'The Accidental Prime Minister'.  We thought about what we would like to happen if we became Prime Minister.  Some of us thought that everyone should have a pet and look after it properly, others thought that we should have a party in the classroom every Friday afternoon! What would you do?

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Hello, this is my first attempt at blogging! Our Dorking Chatterbooks group are taking part in the Surrey Children's Book award and have just finished the first of the 5 books. We read Wilf the Mighty Worrier saves the World. it was given a big thumbs up by everyone, we thought it was very funny with great illustrations. Looking forward to The Steam Punk Pirates next...

Monday, 11 January 2016

The Children's Book Award 2016

Introducing the Children's Book Award 2016 working group (from left to right) Ann Abbott, Carol Hales, Tom Batten,
Annalisa Timbrell and Owen Dixon.

Here's what they had to say about their favourite books on the shortlist.

"The Leaky Battery Sets Sail made me laugh out loud. I loved the idea of the "Steampunk Servants" escaping their life of slavery for the freedom of the oceans. The Steampunk Pirates are all brilliant characters but my favourite has to be First Mate Mainspring, especially when his clockwork mechanism becomes dangerously over-wound!" - Carol

"It’s a brilliant story, very inventive and keep you guessing. It really held my attention with all the twists and turns. There was a build up of drama leading up to a climactic end, which left me realising how invested I was in this great story and its wonderful characters. Definitely worth a read!" - Owen on the The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones

"I loved “Wilf the Mighty Worrier Saves the World”. It teaches us that anyone can be a hero, that sometimes the world’s biggest villains are just a tad insecure and that robots have teenage angst." -Tom

"A Tiger Tale was my favourite book as it is written in a more traditional style. It cleverly deals with family bereavement and how Kate become attached to her cuddly toy tiger, Amos." - Ann

"A hilarious book about a young boy who rises to power!"
-Annalisa on The Accidental Prime Minister