In this weekly podcast Claire and Sophie talk about their experiences, books, events, activities and help you come up with ideas for things you can do in your own library!
Claire and Sophie are the Librarian team at Toot Hill School, Bingham, Nottinghamshire.
Lounging with Books: Christmas Podcast (EP 79)
In this episode, we discuss our Christmas Raffle, our author talk with Ele Fountain and then we review our books; 'Heartbreak Boys' by Simon James Green (4.38) and 'You should see me in a crown' by Leah Johnson (7.32).
We will be back in January! In the meantime, catch up on episodes you missed or chat with us on twitter @lounge_learning.
Lounging with Books: Opening the Library (EP 78)
In this episode, we chat about changing our COVID-19 procedures and opening the library to more year groups. We also mention great books to suggest to year 8 & 9.
We then go on to review what we have been reading: 'The Soup Movement' by Ben Davis (7.53), 'Crush' by Svetlana Chmakova (10.17), 'All your twisted secrets' by Diana Urban (11.43) and 'Foxes' by M.A Bennett (13.40).
As always let us know your thoughts. You can find us on twitter @lounge_learning
Lounging with Books: YA Book Reviews
In this podcast we chat about some amazing YA books on our new November Display. We also review our half-time reads.
'The 57 Bus' by Dashka Slater (1.30), 'Children of Virtue & Vengeance' by Tomi Adeyemi (3.01), 'Dark Whispers' by Vashti Hardy (3.20), 'Get me out of here' by Andy McNab & Phil Earle (3.36), Manga discussion (4.53), 'Children of Willesden Lane' by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen (6.30), 'Saving Midnight' by Suzy Zail (7),'tattoist of Aushwitz' by Heather Morris (7.28), 'Evie's War' by Hollie Web (8.12), 'Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes' by Suzanne Collins (10.30), 'The Good Thieves' by Katherine Rundell (12.10), 'Nowhere on Earth' by Nick Lake (14.36) and 'The Silent Twins' by Marjorie Wallace (16.06)
Links to the Criminal Podcast -> https://thisiscriminal.com/episodes
Our Youtube: November Display Video -> https://youtu.be/tDvsUEpt-aM
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Lounging with Books: Yet Another, 50 Fab Fiction (EP 76)
In this episode, we discuss our new 50 fab fiction display. Of course we cannot go through every book but we do go through a few!
'Farewell Tour of a Terminal Optimist' by John Young (1.18), 'Checkmates' by Stewart Foster (2.53), 'Paper Avalanche' by Lisa Williamson (4.50), 'Eat Dirt' by Goldy Moldavsky (6.30), 'Sonny and Me' by Ross Sayers (7.30), 'Encounters' by Jason Wallace (8.47), 'Patron Saints of Nothing' by Randy Ribay (10.18), 'Spinning' by Tillie Walden (12.24) and 'Rose Interrupted' by Patrice Lawrence (13.35)
Let us know your thoughts on twitter @lounge_learning.
Lounging with Books: Big Draw & New Display (EP 75)
Due to COVID-19 the LL is not as busy as it used to be! Because of this our podcasts will now be posted every fortnight instead of weekly.
In this episode we chat about our Big Draw Competition and some of the books on our new display. From 2.26 - 'Run Rebel' by Manjeet Mann, 'Clap when you land' by Elizabeth Acevedo (4.22), 'Evil Emperor Penguin' by Laura Ellen Anderson (6.31), ' Can you see me' by Libby Scott & Rebecca Westcott(8.38), 'On a scale of 1 to 10' by Ceylan Scott (9.58), 'What magic is this?' by Holly Bourne (11.48) and 'Love Frankie' by Jaqueline Wilson (12.43).
As always get in touch with us via our twitter @lounge_learning.
Lounging with Books: Going Virtual (EP 74)
In this episode, we chat about adapting to library life during COVID-19. Many school libraries have struggled with getting book borrowing back on track with so much red tape in place. We talk about all the virtual measures we have put in place to get students engaged. We mention Eclipse, setting up a click & collect, the use of Youtube and Wakelet and we mention others ideas such as libraries on wheels.
From 9.44 we mention the Booktrust school library pack and how the process has changed. It is safe to say we are devastated that this charity can no longer offer this service to every school. Hopefully, this won't be forever as we love them and have built a buzz around them.
Please get in touch and let us know your thoughts on twitter @lounge_learning.
Youtube Link -> https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSTGrqdmJKR62y5J7LzLs2HT1elivBhh-