|A spot of Telephone Box Bingo at Luton Airport! |
(double points, surely?)
|A welcome sign after my first flight in twenty years!|
|The event started with the New Directions panel, |
chaired by Joy Court.
|Paul Hammond introduces us to Superfly and Midge|
|Katherine Roberts brandishes her Sword of Light!|
|Librarian Bev Humphrey gave some excellent tips for online resources.|
|Cake envy at break time.|
|Liz Pichon gives a lesson in how to draw like Tom Gates!|
|Professor Joan Swann shared some fascinating research on the |
impact of Carnegie/Kate Greenaway shadowing in schools. Long may it continue.
|The New Voices Debut Authors Panel was chaired by YLG Chair, Rachel Levy|
|Jane McLoughlin on the background to her |
Carnegie nominated YA thriller, At Yellow Lake
|"Don't worry about the book, just check out my new shirt!"|
(Handmade by the talented Mrs C!)
|Sarah Hammond reads from the excellent Night Sky in My Head|
|Lucy Forrester, specialist librarian from Peters Booksellers gave a fascinating |
introduction to the world of graphic novels.
|Discussions continue back at the hotel bar long into the night.|
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It was a real privilege to be invited to take part in the event and have the opportunity to meet some of the library professionals who do such important work in helping young people discover the joy of books and develop a reading culture in our schools and communities. Librarians rock!