Saturday, 10 November 2018

Both groups from Reigate Chatterbooks have just read Five Children and It by E. Nesbit. We then had a go at drawing a Psammead. We also discussed what we would wish for......which included banishing a younger brother and missing school assemblies !

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

This month Chatterbooks at Haslemere Library have read a selection of books by Rick Riordan. We also  all read  'The Gunpowder plot: a time for treason by Ann Turnbull - an enjoyable re-telling of the discovery and, non-fiction book 'Guy Fawkes' by Stephen White-Thomson.




Thursday, 25 October 2018

13th September. Returning from our break we had read two books over the summer, ‘Confessions of an imaginary friend’ by Michelle Cuevas and ‘Skychasers by Emma Carroll. Some of the group read both books and some just one. 
‘Confessions of an imaginary friend’ by Michelle Cuevas is about a boy called Jacques Papier who discovers he is not Fleur’s brother as he had believed, but her imaginary friend! An unusual book, with great dialogue and surreal humour. This book made us laugh but the ending was tinged with melancholy. Spoiler alert-adults don’t tend to have imaginary friends! 
Skychasers’ by Emma Carroll is an adventure story with a twist. Magpie is a pickpocket who ends up working for the Montgolfier brothers and helps them develop the first manned flight. 
 
  
We filled in sheets for the Egham teenage Chatterbooks group
 about the kind of things we like to do. 

Thursday, 11 October 2018


Continuing with our "Health and Wellbeing" theme we have made a Gratitude Tree - one of the activities in "50 Ways to Feel Happy" by Vanessa King.

Friday, 5 October 2018

Reigate Chatterbooks are back for the new school year .......it would appear they are quiet and concentrating ......I'm sure it won't last long !!

Thursday, 4 October 2018


Display of "What makes me feel good" sheets produced by children from Chatterbooks at Haslemere and Camberley Libraries.

Friday, 21 September 2018

Weybridge Library Chatterbooks are back!

We had our second meeting of our new Chatterbooks Group at Weybridge Library in July. We had a fantastic discussion about 'To the edge of the World' by Julia Green which we all enjoyed. It is a fantastic adventure and helped us all think about being more confident when something is worrying us. 

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We started reading the 2018 Surrey Children's Book Awards winner 'Me and Mr P' by Maria Farrer during the meeting and we all enjoyed taking turns reading a page each. We took a break in August for the summer holidays and met again last Friday. We had a very lively discussion about 'Me and Mr P' concluding that if we couldn't have our own 'Mr P' to help us when we needed it then a giant polar bear beanbag would be the next best thing!

We had lots of fun filling in our 'What makes me feel good' sheets which we will be sending to Shepperton Chatterbooks Group as part of a project to get to know other Chatterbooks groups for National Libraries Week in October. 

At the end of the meeting we started 'The Girl with the Lost Smile' by Miranda Hart. We have two signed copies of the book at Weybridge Library. If you'd like to enter the draw to win a copy please drop into Weyridge Library before 19 October and complete the four challenges. All completed entires will be entered into the draw and you will receive a Girl with the Lost Smile button badge for entering.
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There are a few spaces on the group so if you are aged between 8 and 11 and would like to join us please sign up at Weybridge Library or email margot.walshe@surreycc.gov.uk
Our next meeting is on Friday 19 October from 3.45 - 4.45 pm.