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Book Week fun

Posted onPosted on 2nd Jul
Book Week fun

Children’s Book Week presents a great opportunity for children and young people to take time out at their local library and enjoy reading.

Nottinghamshire County Council is taking part in Booktrust’s Children’s Book Week – an annual celebration of reading for pleasure for children that has been running for more than 80 years.

Nottinghamshire County Council issued one million children’s books during the last 12 months with some of the most popular titles written by big name authors including Jacqueline Wilson, David Walliams and Julia Donaldson.

And the county council has announced the latest figures for a top five of most popular children’s older fiction, picture books and non-fiction titles in Nottinghamshire libraries over the past six months.

Children’s Older Fiction:
• Queenie by Jacqueline Wilson
• Demon dentist by David Walliams
• The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid ) by Jeff Kinney
• Gangsta Granny by David Walliams
• The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) by Jeff Kinney

Children’s picture books:
• Spider sandwiches by Claire Freedman
• Superworm by Julia Donaldson
• Tabby McTat by Julia Donaldson
• The paper dolls by Julia Donaldson
• Highway Rat by Julia Donaldson

Children’s Non-Fiction:
• Horrid Henry’s Purple Hand Gang joke book – Francesca Simon
• Dinosaurs
• Angry Birds space joke book
• Angry Birds seasons joke book
• Terrifying Tudors (Horrible Histories) by Terry Deary
Councillor John Knight, Culture Committee Chairman, at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “Children’s Book Week is a celebration of reading, and provides us with a great opportunity to announce some of the latest popular children’s book trends and remind people that Nottinghamshire libraries have so much to offer everyone.”
Nottinghamshire County Council is marking the end of Children’s Book Week with an event at Mansfield Library, on Saturday, July 5, between 11am and 1.30pm. The Babbling Vagabonds Storytelling Theatre present: The Brothers Grimm in the Big Search It is an open session of fun and story making for young people aged 6 – 10. Tickets £3 per child (accompanying adults free).

The county council will also be organising three events for invited schools next week to celebrate Children’s Book Week.
For more events at libraries in the county, visit: where you can also sign up to an Email Me service to hear about the latest events.