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  • Stewart Bain: Behind the Scenes at the Library

    “Good morning, I found a bumblebee floating in a bucket of water and I wondered if there is perhaps something like a Bumblebee Preservation Society?” Working in a library you must be prepared for the fact that you can, and will, be asked anything. Despite living in the age of the internet, it is...

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  • Test Your Library Smarts!

    Since The Borrower stars librarian Lucy, and a library is where the tale begins, we thought we'd give you a challenge to test your knowledge of libraries. Click here to take the quiz and let us know how many you got right in the comments! 1-3 right - Dewey Dunce 4-6 right - Left on the Shelf 7-9...

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  • LLF Author Mandy Haggith Reviews 'The Borrower'

    Book Talk is off to a flying start with author Rebecca Makkai sharing a few secrets during our twitter chat yesterday. (Hint- Follow the yellow brick road!) Today's treat comes from one of our Live Literature Authors, Scottish Book Trust's website hosts a database of authors who live and work in...

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  • How to give challenging pupils a voice

    How do you give challenging pupils a voice in the classroom and ownership of their learning? Teacher David Terron describes a simple and effective solution below! Over the years one of the main problems we have experienced in education is the huge effort that goes into getting boys to write,...

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  • Pushing the boundaries with picture books

    Maurice Sendak’s newest picture book came out last week. At first glance of the cover, there was something about this book that intrigued me. Meet Bumble-Ardy. Bumble-Ardy is the tale of a nine-year-old pig that has never had a birthday party. And this is his story. Before I read the text, I...

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  • Launch Day and What's Coming Up Next On Book Talk

    So you've listened to the podcast , joined in with the live twitter chat and checked out our new section for book groups , what comes next? We have The Borrower themed goodies lined up for you all week, so do come back and visit us again. Tuesday 4th October - Live Literature Review - Each month we...

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