Friday, 26 May 2017

And the winner is....

Yesterday, eight Surrey schools descended on Dorking Halls for the Surrey Libraries' Children's Book Award Ceremony. After a fun filled morning which featured everything from dramatic reenactments to a song referencing all of the books, the moment everyone was waiting for came when Dave Pigeon written by Swapna Haddow and illustrated by Sheena Dempsey was declared the winner.

Here's what Swapna had to say about the day.

The attending nominees (and winners) - Francis Blake, Simon Cherry, Swapna Haddow, Sheena Dempsey and Tony Bradman.

In demand! - Francis Blake gets Swapna Haddow's autograph

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Reigate Chatterbooks read the Bolds to the Rescue and vote for their favourite shortlisted title

Last week, Reigate Chatterbooks discussed their final title on the Children's Book Award shortlist, "The Bolds To The Rescue". They also cast their vote for the winner!

Monday, 8 May 2017

Swapna Haddow and Sheena Dempsey come to East Surrey

Last week, Swapna Haddow and Sheena Dempsey, author and illustrator respectively of Dave Pigeon visited Langshott, Sandcross and Reigate Library's Chatterbooks Group.

Evil squirrels, fairgrounds and ninja chops - the schools got very creative while Sheena storyboarded their ideas - live!

Mean Cat was "wanted" at Langshott

Some great work produced by Sandcross

Members of Reigate Library's Chatterbooks were lucky enough to meet Swapna and Sheena