Inside Libraries

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 […]


The Makery on the move this Easter Holidays!

This Easter Holidays, join the Makery on tour one of five selected libraries! There will be some exciting stop motion animation workshops for children age 8-11! They will get the chance to create digital stories using fun characters and effects, putting their imagination and creativity to the test whilst learning new skills and making friends. To book […]


Stress Awareness Month 2019

For stress awareness month we have put together three booklists offering different types of techniques and advice in how to cope and overcome stress. One list is for all adults, one is aimed at parents and carers and the third is for children and teens. The first step is always the hardest, these books could help you take those steps. […]


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 […]


LGBT+

A collection of helpful, celebrational and supportive books to explain LGBT+ to children, as well as teaching children that we are all different and to accept those differences. Useful for both children who may be part of the LGBT+ community and for children who are making new friends. My Princess Boy – Cheryl Kilodavis Dyson loves the colour pink and sparkly things. […]


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.