Friday, 26 May 2017

And the winner is....

Yesterday, eight Surrey schools descended on Dorking Halls for the Surrey Libraries' Children's Book Award Ceremony. After a fun filled morning which featured everything from dramatic reenactments to a song referencing all of the books, the moment everyone was waiting for came when Dave Pigeon written by Swapna Haddow and illustrated by Sheena Dempsey was declared the winner.

Here's what Swapna had to say about the day.

The attending nominees (and winners) - Francis Blake, Simon Cherry, Swapna Haddow, Sheena Dempsey and Tony Bradman.



In demand! - Francis Blake gets Swapna Haddow's autograph


Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Reigate Chatterbooks read the Bolds to the Rescue and vote for their favourite shortlisted title

Last week, Reigate Chatterbooks discussed their final title on the Children's Book Award shortlist, "The Bolds To The Rescue". They also cast their vote for the winner!



Monday, 8 May 2017

Swapna Haddow and Sheena Dempsey come to East Surrey

Last week, Swapna Haddow and Sheena Dempsey, author and illustrator respectively of Dave Pigeon visited Langshott, Sandcross and Reigate Library's Chatterbooks Group.

Evil squirrels, fairgrounds and ninja chops - the schools got very creative while Sheena storyboarded their ideas - live!


Mean Cat was "wanted" at Langshott

Some great work produced by Sandcross

Members of Reigate Library's Chatterbooks were lucky enough to meet Swapna and Sheena




Friday, 28 April 2017

Simon Cherry and Francis Blake at Ripley

This afternoon, Simon Cherry and Francis Blake visited Ripley Primary School, featuring some great artwork by Francis!


Reigate Chatterbooks read Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot

Reigate Library's Chatterbooks group have been reading Horatio Clare's Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot this month. They discussed anthropomorphism followed by a quiz on the best animals in literature.


Wednesday, 26 April 2017

St Bartholomew's

The children at St Batholomew's were spellbound when Swapna Haddow and Sheena Dempsey visited them last month.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Tony Bradman comes to Dorking

Last week, Tony Bradman - author of The Boy and the Globe visited Surrey Hills and St John's. There were great costumes, great work and disgusting crisp flavours!