Whether you have just broken up, or are just about to, here is a Librarian’s Christmas poem, from Carol Elliott of Newcastle High School For Girls.
On the 12th day of Christmas my true love gave to me:
12 eBook downloads
11 budget reprints
10 graphic novels
9 Booker winners
8 hardback classics
7 Harry Potters
6 first editions
4 Collin’s Gems
3 French plays
2 travel guides
A thesaurus and a diction-a-ry!
Happy Christmas 2018 everyone! Hope you all make a wonderful dent on your TBR pile and come back refreshed and happy and ready to start the year in 2019!
I know this is the most eagerly awaited and downloaded post of the year! As always, Helen Smith, Learning Resource Manager at Eckington School has produced the TV guide with a difference! All of the TV programmes or films in the schedule are based on books, which gives us a great chance to recommend the books to students. In addition, several school librarians have named their top three books based on the film schedule, so you have personal recommendations. Helen is very happy for you to share this widely, but please remember to acknowledge here when you do. Happy Christmas!
Just a couple of days late (apologies!) this is a great interactive calendar designed by Sasha Roth from Bishop’s Hatfield Girls’ School. She based it on one on the Teachit English website. It is too big to display, so you will need to download it to use in your library or classrooms. Enjoy!
Interactive Library Advent Calendar
Sarah Masters, of Thomas Deacon Academy, usually kicks off the Christmas season on Heart by sending me her powerpoint Advent calendars, which she sends round to all tutors in December. This year, we have two from her, one for seniors and one for juniors. Enjoy!
The Senior calendar is too large to show in a preview, but you can download it with this link:Advent calendar 2018
And for the Juniors – the download link is under the presentation
This is the most eagerly anticipated and read post every year! The wonderful Helen Smith from Eckington School in Derbyshire produces a guide to Christmas TV every year, linking films to books. A great opportunity to promote reading! Helen provides this for free every year, and she allows free distribution. However, please ensure that you acknowledge her as the author of this guide. Also, Helen asks that if you enjoy this guide you consider donating to the page she has set up for the National Literacy Trust.
Librarian Jackie Brown from Thetford Academy is all set to get ahead of the queues by ensuring that her Christmas quiz is all ready and waiting. And she has been generous enough to share it with us so we can be ready too.
And for those all-important answers for you, download them here. Christmas Quiz-answers 2017-1v4a1cx
Thank you Jackie!
Aren’t these beautiful? Am totally collecting suitable books and learning how to do these for next year! Thank you to Alison Tarrant who learned how to make these at the East Midlands YLG Unconference earlier in the year.