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NSSM Guest Post from… Fed Ted!

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As this year’s National Share A Story Month comes to a end, our very own FCBG bear looks back on a month of travelling in search of interesting places to share stories in and tells us about some favourite moments … I’ve had such an exciting month getting out and about finding lovely places to […]

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NSSM Guest post from the Puppet Theatre Barge

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Rob Humphreys, director at the Puppet Theatre Barge in London, takes us into an unusual and very exciting world of storytelling, where almost anything is possible. If you want to hear a story, you might decide to reach for a book and enjoy the solitude of reading in bed, you might head for the sofa […]

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NSSM Guest Post from Dave Richards

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Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC) is a Development Education Centre close to the heart of Reading’s town centre. They work with schools and community groups to raise the profile of global issues and promote action for sustainable development, human rights and social justice. As part of RISC’s focus on sustainable development and food security, the edible […]

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Private Peaceful

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On the 28th May, this year’s Children’s Book Awards are being held. Always a fantastic occasion, this year’s short list is full of wonderful titles, each one voted for by children. This coveted prize was won in 2004 by Michael Morpurgo’s ‘Private Peaceful’ which is being re-issued this year to commemorate the 100th anniversary of […]

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NSSM Guest Post from Bodnant Community School

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When putting this year’s NSSM series of guest posts together, I was really keen to include an example of a school library on a bus. By sheer chance I spotted a tweet about a school that had just opened their new library bus and was delighted when Penny Williams, accepted my invitation to write an […]

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NSSM Guest Post about The Book Bus Foundation

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Barbara Band is a secondary school librarian who has been on a big adventure, involving a bus packed with books and decorated with Quentin Blake illustrations, and a passion for sharing stories. In this post she describes her experience of working as a volunteer for The Book Bus Foundation, and reminds us of the fundamental […]

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PJ Lynch announced as Laureate na nÓg by President Michael D. Higgins

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Today, Tuesday 17th May, 2016, author and illustrator PJ Lynch was announced as the fourth Laureate na nÓg, Ireland’s laureate for children’s literature, at a special event at the Arts Council’s offices in Merrion Square. The announcement was made by President Michael D. Higgins.   Photograph by Steve Langan Laureate na nÓg is an initiative […]

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NSSM Guest Post from Once Upon a Bus

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In this week’s guest posts for National Share a Story Month, we will be hearing about three very different, but equally inspirational projects, each of which involves sharing stories on buses! In the first, Arti Sharma-Grey, explains how she and her husband Matt came up with and developed the idea for their wonder-filled Storytelling Bus. […]

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SCOTTISH CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARDS SET FOR A BRAND NEW CHAPTER

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The Scottish Children’s Book Awards are about to undergo a bit of an exciting restructure, with the creation of brand new reading initiatives intended to inspire even more children across Scotland to get into reading.   In March 2016 the Scottish Government announced a new reading initiative for P4-7 – The First Minister’s Reading Challenge […]

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NSSM Guest Post from Tricia Adams, director of the SLA

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In our final blog for this week, Tricia Adams, Director of the School Library Association (SLA), considers what makes a great place for sharing stories in a school. Since the establishment of a SLA award for creating inspirational library spaces, Tricia has seen a wide range of creative approaches to developing places for sharing stories […]

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