Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Woking Library Chatterbooks  19th July 2018
This was the last session before our summer break and Kasper brought in sweets for the group. 
We had read 'Urban Outlaws' by Peter Jay Black which is a story about a group of teenagers who outsmart crime gangs by hacking their computer systems, using free-running skills and tech-gadgets to break into their headquarters and distribute their ill-gotten gains. Most of the group loved the book which ended on a cliff-hanger and Zak and Toby went on to read others in the series. 
Clelia, however wasn't so keen as she felt the story lacked the human element. 
We started by making a list of our Hacker names, special skills, likes and fears, and went on to follow a trail of clues around the library, to unlock to 'top secret' box of sweets that master criminals Clare and Anna had hidden in their secret hide-away. First the gang had to find the hidden map, and then an over-lay which pin-pointed the places in the library where mystical symbols were concealed. After searching the library, they then had to find what numbers the symbols represented on a decoding sheet. Once they had four numbers they again searched the room and found a key safe and put the code into it to get the key to the padlock. 

This was when disaster struck! Somehow the code one of the master criminals (Anna) had devised didn't open the key safe and the key could not be released!  Never mind, in their desperation to get their hands on the horde of sweets, the Chatterbooks gang found that part of the crate could be prised open and the sweets could be shaken out of the crack! Sweets all round. So our last Chatterbooks session before the break had a happy conclusion after all. 

The books we will be reading over the Summer break will be: 
Sky Chasers by Emma Carroll 
 and 
Confessions of an Imaginary Friend by Michelle Cuevas 
Our next meeting will be 13th September 2018 

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

This month Chatterbooks at Haslemere Library read 'The Girl with the Lost Smile' by Miranda Hart and 'Swallows and Amazons' by Arthur Ransome. We also coloured in bunting for the Summer Reading Challenge.


Tuesday, 26 June 2018

New Chatterbooks group at Weybridge Library

We had the first meeting of a new Chatterbooks Group at Weybridge Library this month. Seven children joined the new group and together we started reading 'To the edge of the World' by Julia Green. We had a great meeting; everyone was enthusiastic about meeting each other, talking about books and sharing reading our new book. Special thanks go to our lovely Chatterbooks volunteer, Sharon who helped make our first meeting such a success.

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 13 July from 3.45 - 4.45 pm.





Saturday, 23 June 2018

Reigate Library Chatterbooks read and then voted for our favourite book
in the Surrey Libraries Children's Book Award 2018
Reigate Library Chatterbooks have just read Charlotte's Web by E.B.White, we then made our own spiders and webs.
Reigate Library Chatterbooks have just read Erica's Elephant by local author and friend of the library Sylvia Bishop. We then made elephants from milk cartons. We are now on a break for the summer, more Chatterboks fun in September.

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Last month Haslemere Chatterbooks read 'Running Wild' by Michael Morpurgo and a selection of non-fiction books about our rainforests and other environmental concerns. This was followed up with a visit from author/illustrator Hannah Rollings who encouraged us to consider our role within the Carbon Cycle.