Astrid Lindgren is a Swedish author best known for her children’s series featuring Pippi Longstocking. She is the world’s most translated author and the fourth most translated children’s author. She’s sold roughly 144 million books worldwide. Astrid has a literary prize named for her, which is awarded to a Swedish-language children’s writer every year on her birthday in November. Following her death, the Swedish government instituted the Astrid Lindgren Memorial award in her memory- it’s the largest monetary award for children’s and youth literature- 5 million Swedish kroner! As of 2015 Lindgren’s portrait is on the 20 kroner banknote, too!
Boo! Looking for something eerie to help celebrate Halloween? We have lots of ghost books to take home, like “Mr. Majeika and the Ghost Train” (JF), “Ghostly Goings-on”(PB) and “Ten Spooky Stories” (Teen). Come check one out at the library.
Julia Donaldson is a British author known for her books like, “The Gruffalo” and “Stick Man”. Julia has written 184 books, most of which are for scholastic and school use, and the rest (about 64 books) are for readers like you! Axel Scheffler, who illustrates many of her books is from Hamburg but now resides in London. Come check out one of her/their books at the library!
The recently deceased Michael Bond is the author of the very famous Paddington Bear books. Bond’s first Paddington book, “A Bear Called Paddington” was published in 1958 and since then, Paddington’s adventures have been published in almost 20 countries and in over 40 languages. Bond has written other series, like Olga da Polga and a culinary mystery series for adults featuring a character called Monsieur Pamplemousse. Michael Bond has won many awards for his contributions to children’s literature and had sold millions of books throughout his prolific career. Come check out one of his books at the library!
Get creative over the summer and help design the 2018 CEL calendar.
All CEL children are challenged to submit an image for their birthday month – it can be a drawing, collage, photo of a 3D work …
Please hand your work in: either in an A4 envelope to CEL or by e-mailing a 300dpi jpg file to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15th September.
Please include the name of your child, their age, birthday month and your membership number with the entry.
The winners will be announced at the CEL open day on Saturday 23rd September.
All entries will be displayed on the CEL homepage and Facebook Page/Group.
The winning entries will be made into a calendar which will be available for members to purchase in aid of CEL funds.
Megan McDonald is an American author (and Librarian!) from Pennsylvania know for the junior fiction series, Judy Moody. Judy Moody is an adventurous 3rd grader whose antics are sure to made any reader laugh. Judy also has a brother she calls Stink and McDonald has written a spin-off series about Stink as well. Come check out one of her books at the library!
Next Friday 16th June CEL will be closed in the morning, but from 15:00 in the afternoon we have a school holiday finger print, storytelling workshop for you to take part in. In our sample we have an owl waiting for his dinner. Why don’t you bring your fingers and see what story you can tell. Maybe your story will end happily for everyone 🙂