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Book to Film 2019

There has already been some great books turned into films and TV series this year, and looking ahead at 2019 there’s some exciting ones to look forward to. Maybe you’ve had your favourite book turned into a film or TV show – or maybe you’re sat keeping your fingers crossed that it will never happen. Whatever […]


Dementia Action Week 2019

Dementia Support Services Hampshire Libraries are committed to supporting those living with Dementia across Hampshire. Many of our Hampshire Library Service staff and volunteers have attended Dementia Awareness sessions – taking the opportunity to become Dementia Friends. The aim is to offer positive, Dementia friendly environments in all libraries.  Living with Dementia can create feelings […]


National Share-a-Story Month – Travelling Tales

National Share a Story Month is an annual celebration of the power of storytelling and story sharing, providing a fantastic opportunity bring children and stories together. We’ve put together a list of books that are perfect for sharing! A bare bear: a book of words that sound the same Written by Caz Hildebrand and illustrations by […]


May – National Walking Month

May is National Walking Month, did you know that walking 30 minutes a day can help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke and help improve your overall health? We’ve put together some books to help you get excited about walking and how walking can help you. But did you know we also have OS maps that […]

April 30 2019

Book Reviews


National Gardening Week – a booklist

27 April – 5 May marks the National Gardening Week, this year’s focus is on home-grown produce. We’ve put together a list of books that will help you grow your own fruit and vegetables – even if you don’t have a garden or a balcony! How to garden when you’re new to gardening Edited by Emma […]


Easter Holiday fun at the Library!

The Easter Holiday is almost here – two whole weeks of no school! It can be tough to keep the children happy and avoid that dreaded boredom! If you’re looking for things to do and days out without spending a fortune trips to the library could be just what you’re after. Not only do we […]


Autism Awareness Week 2019

2 April is World autism day, with the week surrounding it (1- 7 April) being World Autism Awareness Week! The goal of the day, and the week, is to spread awareness about autism, making more people aware what it is and what it means being autistic. Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how […]


Domestic violence

Domestic violence can be difficult subjects to talk about, books talking about the topic can help explain to young children what happened and encourage discussions. Stories may make difficult transitions easier to cope with and to understand. Kit Kitten and the Topsy-Turvey Feelings – Jane Evans and Izzy Bean Another book from America, this one showing how […]


Cancer

Cancer can be difficult to explain or talk about to a child. Sharing stories about other children who’s living with cancer or other children who’s friend or family member has cancer can help support the child. I know someone with cancer – Sue Barraclough This book helps demystifies cancer and also helps children who are living with or know […]


Bullying

Being bullied can be a confusing and scary experience. Sharing stories about similar situations can put a child’s mind at ease and help them find strategies and courage to deal with the bully.