New children’s picture books available

Discover new children’s picture books coming to libraries this week.

Titles include:

  • Moomin and the Golden Leaf by Tove Jansson

9780241376195[1]Tonight everyone in Moominvalley will be going to the Autumn Ball and Moomintroll and Sniff are busy helping with preparations. But when they discover an extraordinary golden leaf on the forest floor, will they be able to find a tree full of golden leaves and give each of the valley folk a gift they’ll always treasure?

 

  • Christopher Pumpkin by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet9781444930948[1]

Christopher Pumpkin is delighted to be magicked to life by a witch – until he discovers she wants him and the other pumpkins to get her creepy castle ready for the spookiest party ever! Chris just can’t bring himself to hang cobwebs and cook curried slugs – he’s much more into bunting and fairy cakes!

 

  • Fair Shares by Pippa Goodhart and Anna Doherty

9781910328507[1]When Bear and Hare try to reach some juicy pears, they realise they need some help. Hare finds three chairs but is it fair that Hare has two chairs and Bear only one? When they have the same, Hare still can’t reach the pears! So a little friend teaches them that fair isn’t always everyone getting the same thing – with hilarious results! A beautifully simple picture book that considers, what is fair? The answer is not always as simple as you’d think!

 

  • The Rabbit, the Dark and the Biscuit Tin by Nicola O’ByrneRabbit,Dark,BT_HB CVR.indd

Rabbit doesn’t want to go to bed, and thinks if it doesn’t get dark he won’t have to, so he decides to kidnap ‘the darkand trap it in a biscuit tin. Now he can stay up all night long. But ‘the dark‘ reminds Rabbit of all the good things that he does. What about all the nocturnal animals? he asks and surely you can’t have a yummy breakfast of toast and honey and fresh orange juice unless you’ve been to bed? But the best thing about ‘the dark‘, of course, is reading a really good bedtime story!

Reserve your copy by visiting the Wokingham Libraries catalogue at https://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/library-services/search-renew-and-reserve-items/

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New books for children in libraries this week

We have a bumper selection of new titles for children in libraries this week.

The 117-storey treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton

Andy and Terry have added new levels of crazy fun to their fantastic ever growing treehouse. So what are you waiting for? Come on up!

Winnie and Wilbur – The Bug Safari by Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul

Winnie and Wilbur are fascinated by the creepy-crawlies in the garden and decide it could be fun to shrink right down to their size. But when you’re knee-high to a caterpillar, there can be some very hairy moments. And when a humongous wand is too big to handle, will things ever get back to normal?

Greta’s Story – the schoolgirl who went on strike to save the planet by Valentina Camerini

Greta Thunberg is the Swedish schoolgirl who dared to stand up to global inaction on climate change. What began as one girl’s personal plea for environmental responsibility has now become a worldwide momement, with millions of followers also demanding changes to the ways in which we exploit our planet’s natural resources. This book shares Greta’s life-affirming story, showing how we can all join her and help to change the world.

Brain-fizzing facts – awesome science questions answered by Dr Emily Grossman

Written by science superstar and STEM Ambassador Emily Grossman, this book will answer all science questions you may or may not have wondered about. Each section in the book is linked to the one before it, creating a fantastically interacitve structure, where a question answered brings up new curiosities and surprises.

To reserve any titles please visit the Wokingham Borough Libraries catalogue online at https://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/library-services/search-renew-and-reserve-items/

 

Summer Recommended Reads at Woodley Library

Woodley Library has lots of new books for you to borrow over the Summer! Take a look at the titles we have to help make your Summer amazing…all titles are available to reserve via the Wokingham Borough Libraries catalogue at http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/library-services/search-renew-and-reserve-items/

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Children’s new books in this week

Discover the new children’s books in libraries this week! Here is a selection of titles you can choose from…

Cookie!…and the most annoying boy in the world by Konnie Huq

Cookie’s best friend in the whole world is moving to Solihull because one of her dads has a new job there. Solihull?! Where even is that?! Cookie begs her parents for a pet to fill the void but they have given her an absolute NO. It would be way too expensive and way too messy. But Cookie visits the pet shop anyway and sets her heart on the sweetest cutest kitteniest kitten ever: Bluey. But then – DISASTER! The most ANNOYING boy she’s ever met in her entire nine years goes into the pet shop, buys Bluey and renames her Nigel! And then he joins her year at school! And if that wasn’t bad enough, he moves in next door to her. AAAAGGGGHHHHH! But it’s not all bad – Cookie gets the chance to go on her favourite TV show, Brainbusters. It’s only a chance though – she’ll have to win the school science competition first. It shouldn’t be too hard – all she has to do is keep her head down, and not get too over-excited.

Peppa goes to the cinema

Peppa is going to see the new Super Potato film at the cinema. Will Super Potato save the day? Peppa and her friends can’t wait to find out! Find out all about the cinema in this exciting new Peppa Pig adventure, perfect for little ones visiting the cinema for the first time.

Dinosaur Juniors: Wide Awake by Rob Biddulph

It’s bedtime, but Winnie is wide awake. Get your young ones to sleep with book three of the incredible ‘Dinosaur Juniors‘ series from the award-winning Rob Biddulph!

100 things to know about Planet Earth

What are phantom islands? How did the Black Death cause an ice age? How could graffiti save endangered tortoises? Find the answers to these questions and 97 more in this bold, graphic and exciting book, full of amazing things to know about Planet Earth.

Summer Recommended Reads at Wokingham Library

Wokingham Library has lots of new books for you to borrow over the Summer! Take a look at the titles we have to make your Summer amazing…all titles are available to reserve via the Wokingham Borough Libraries catalogue at http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/library-services/search-renew-and-reserve-items/

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Summer Recommended Reads at Winnersh Library

Winnersh Library has lots of new books for you to borrow over the Summer! Take a look at the titles we have to make your Summer amazing…all titles are available to reserve via the Wokingham Borough Libraries catalogue at http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/library-services/search-renew-and-reserve-items/

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Summer Recommended Reads at Wargrave Library

Wargrave Library has lots of new books for you to borrow over the Summer! Take a look at the titles we have to help make your Summer amazing…all titles are available to reserve via the Wokingham Borough Libraries catalogue at http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/library-services/search-renew-and-reserve-items/

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Wokingham Library Children’s Events Summer 2019

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Get Arty – Arts and crafts fun on for children aged 4 to 10 years old. Places must be booked, £1.50 charge.  Friday July 26 and August 30               10.30am to 11.30am

Space Chase Volunteer Activity Sessions – Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books and fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers.  Just drop in! Donations welcome.

  • Every Monday July 29, August 5, 12, 19                                2pm to 3.45pm
  • Every Wednesday July 31 August 7, 14, 21, 28                    10.30am to 12.15pm

Family Learning – Play and Learn with Lego—How to help your child learn maths whilst playing. For families with children aged 5-7, younger siblings welcome too. £5 charge. Booking via Adult Education, 0118 974 3797 or adulteducation@wokingham.gov.uk

Wednesday July 31                                                 10am to 12noon

Winnie the Pooh Story session—Come and hear some stories from Pooh Corner with Tony Knight. Free event for Families with children aged 8 and under.

Thursday August 1                   11am to 11.30am

Sand Art – Just drop in and create a sand art picture with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. £4 per picture, For children aged 4 to 11 years old.

Friday August 2 and Thursday August 29         10.30am to 12.30pm

MAD Science Rocketeers Workshop – Come and learn all about rockets! Then create your own and get them ready for launch. Family friendly workshop with MAD science for children aged 8 to 11 years old. Limited space, places must be booked, £5 charge.

Monday August 5                  11.30am to 12.30pm

Space Chase with Fred in the Shed – Fred in the Shed’s magic show, his show is fast paced and a mixture of light-hearted fun and comedy magic fit for the whole family and best suited for 3 years old and upwards. Places must be booked, £4 per child.

Friday August 9                     10.30am to 11.30am

Recycle-Rocket- Create a rocket or UFO from recyclable items, with an opportunity to learn about recycling as you create. Places must be booked. £2 charge, For children aged 5 to 12 years old.

Tuesday August 13                   10.30am to 11.30am

Handwriting Zoo – The animals guide the children through their perfect letter formation, the giraffes’ tall necks help with the letter ‘h’ and the pig’s curly tails help with the letter ‘e’. Free session with Explore Learning, for children aged 4 to 6 years old. Places must be booked.

Tuesday August 20                  9.30am to 10.30am

Word Problems – This workshop will help children tackle these worded maths problems to become fearless problems solvers. Free session with Explore Learning, for children aged 9 to 11 years old. Places must be booked.

Tuesday August 20                  10.45am to 11.45am

Family Learning Storywriting and Puppets – Make simple puppets and learn to help your children develop their story writing skills. For families with children aged 4 and over. £5 charge. Booking via Adult Education, 0118 974 3797 or adulteducation@wokingham.gov.uk

Tuesday August 27                                                 2pm to 4pm

Family Learning – Play and Learn with Lego—How to help your child learn maths whilst playing. For families with children aged 5-7, younger siblings welcome too. £5 charge. Booking via Adult Education, 0118 974 3797 or adulteducation@wokingham.gov.uk

Wednesday August 28         10am to 12noon  

For more information or to book a place, please call Wokingham Library on 0118 978 1368

 

Woodley Library Children’s Events Summer 2019

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Guide Dogs Morning – Just drop into learn and meet guide dogs and their owners. Take part in some fun activities. Free, Just drop in.  Monday July 29             10am to 12noon

Space Chase Volunteer Activity Sessions – Talk about your Summer Reading Challenge books and fun activities with our Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers.  Just drop in! Donations welcome.

  • Every Wednesday July 31 August 7, 14, 21, 28               2pm to 3.45pm
  • Every Friday August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30                                 10.30am to 12.15pm

Sand Art – Just drop in and create a sand art picture with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. £4 per picture,For children aged 4 to 11 years old.  Thursday August 1 and Tuesday August 27       10.30am to 12.30pm

Space Chase with Fred in the Shed – Fred in the Shed’s magic show, his show is fast paced and a mixture of light-hearted fun and comedy magic fit for the whole family and best suited for 3 years old and upwards. Places must be booked, £4 per child.  Friday August 9    2.45pm to 3.45pm

Apollo@50 – Get involved in an interactive retelling of the Apollo 11 moon landing, 50 years on with the Science and Technology Facilities Council! Handle Moon rocks, meteorites and even a piece of the planet Mars! Take home your very own sparkly bug and a Dark Sky Discovery star chart. For children aged 7 to 11 years old. Places must be booked.  Saturday August 10                10.45am to 11.45am

MAD Science Rocketeers Workshop – Come and learn all about rockets! Then create your own and get them ready for launch. Family friendly workshop with MAD science for children aged 8 to 11 years old. Limited space, places must be booked, £5 charge.  Monday August 12                11.30am to 12.30pm

Handwriting Zoo –The animals guide the children through their perfect letter formation, the giraffes’ tall necks help with the letter ‘h’ and the pig’s curly tails help with the letter ‘e’. Free session with Explore Learning, for children aged 4 to 6 years old. Places must be booked.  Thursday August 29                9.30am to 10.30am

Word Problems – This workshop will help children tackle these worded maths problems to become fearless problems solvers. Free session with Explore Learning, for children aged 9 to 11 years old. Places must be booked.  Thursday August 29    10.45am to 11.45am

For more information or to book a place, please call Woodley Library on 0118 969 0304

 

Winnersh Library Children’s Events Summer 2019

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Little Space Explorers

Space stories and rocket rhymes followed by an out of this world craft   activity for children aged 3 to 8 years old.

£2 charge. Places must be booked.

Wednesday August 21    11am to 11.45am

 Lego Creations

Space themed Lego building session, for children aged 5 to 10 years old. £1 charge. Places must be booked.

Tuesday August 13       2pm to 2.45pm

Lego Creations

Rocket themed Lego building session, for children aged 5 to 10 years old. £1 charge. Places must be booked.

Tuesday August 13       3.15pm to 4pm

Sand Art

Just drop in and create a sand art picture with Kids Bee Happy with Maddi. £4 per picture, for children aged 4 to 11 years old.

Wednesday July 31     10.30am to 12.30pm

For more information or to book a place, please call

Winnersh Library on 0118 979 7519