Clishmaclaver – Brechin High Library Blog

July 7, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Aberdeen Booked! Festival

Saw this on FB and thought I’d share here. Anyone interested? Free admission and kid friendly! 🙂 “After a stunningly successful outing last summer, Aberdeen Booked! Festival is back, bringing the buzz of the Edinburgh International Book Festival to Aberdeen … Continue reading

July 6, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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£200 National Book Token to be Won!

“Take a trip to Animal Farm via The Secret Garden. Enter a Brave New World and then head for Treasure Island. Because choosing a book is an adventure in itself. A National Book Token is the gift that starts a … Continue reading

July 6, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Start a Story with Puffin this Summer

From books for curious little hands to fantastical tales for tweens, start a story with Puffin this Summer. Action, adventures and activities await! Parents/guardians, take the stress out of finding summer fun for your little pufflings. Puffin has it covered … Continue reading

July 4, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Comic and Zine Fair This Weekend!

Dundee Comics Creative Space DCCS is celebrating Small Press Day by hosting a comic and zine fair from 12pm-3pm where they will launch Volume 2 of the Comics Club Comic Strips Anthology – an anthology with lots of great stories … Continue reading

50 Children’s Books All Adults Should Read – For Reading Addicts

Looking for tips on how to engage your teenager with reading, and keep the reading habit? Make sure they see you reading! Why not read a book together? A lot of teen fiction is crossover, and appeals to both teenagers and adults. This article from For Reading Addicts is very useful if you are looking for some good ‘book recs’ to start the ball rolling. 🙂

Here’s a wee PowerPoint I made for our P7 Transition Parents’ Event last week. It’s packed full of sound advice I garnered from the Scottish Book Trust and World Book Day 2017.

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June 19, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Help Avoid Summer Learning Loss!

Graphic Novels Are “Real” Reading Ah, a fellow librarian after my own heart. 😉 This ‘shout out’ from Book Riot is American-themed, yes, but still highly pertinent for our own Angus-based Summer Reading Programmes – ANGUSAlive’s Join The Big Friendly Read – … Continue reading

June 19, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Meet children’s author, Lari Don!

I'll be sharing stories at the #Galloway Children's Festival in #Kirkcudbright next Sunday, at 12 noon and 2pm. It's all… Posted by Lari Don on Saturday, 17 June 2017 Found this on my FB feed. :O Lari’s a wonderful storyteller; don’t … Continue reading

June 19, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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#Pledge2Talk

Latest post from Internet Matters is part of series on things to talk about with our children before cyberbullying happens: 11–13 year olds – tips to discuss cyberbullying. Let them know that once it’s out there it’s difficult to remove #Pledge2Talk Art … Continue reading

June 19, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Optimus Pride!

I loved this photo posted on FB by The Big Glasgow Comic Page !!! Optimus Pride Remember, Pride Glasgow, Scotland’s largest LGBT festival will be held at Glasgow Green on the 20th & 21st August! #prideglasgow

Booking up for June!

June 8, 2017 by Miss Stewart | 0 comments

 

Lovereading

Those most excellent people at Lovereading4kids have compiled their Books of the Month for June, and what an abundance of fabulous new releases for all ages there is! Did someone mention Alex Rider? That’s right peeps! A brand new adventure for everyone’s favourite teenage spy is out – Never Say Die – plus Wave Me Goodbye by the one-and-only Jacqueline Wilson. 😀

Click here to salisbury-comp_smread the epic newsletter in full. Here’s a wee taster for you all –

June Bugs! – Debuts of the Month

A flurry of fantabulous first-timers for kids to find their favourite! Don’t miss:

Phantom Limbs (YA) by Paula Garner – A Poignant and profound contemporary romance about love and friendship for fans of Jandy Nelson. Makes for compulsive reading.

The City of Secret Rivers (9+) by Jacob Sager Weinstein – A breath-taking magical adventure on the banks of London’s underground rivers crackling with originality and energy.

Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index (YA) by Julie Israel – A tear-jerking, soul-stirring, heart-warming story about losing a sister, and the ensuing aftermath of grief and mystery.

Gosh I love books! 😉

Art credit: taken from – Lovereading4kids

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