Friday, 13 September 2019

Haslemere Library Chatterbooks

Chatterbooks at Haslemere Library have now completed this year's Summer Reading Challenge. To celebrate, we made starcatchers. Everyone brought along one of their favourite books from the summer holidays to recommend. Popular books included The Secret Seven by Enid Blyton, Swallowdale by Arthur Ransome, The Case of the Feathered Mask by Holly Webb, The Cafe at the Edge of the Moon by Francesca Simon, The Troublesome Tiger by Tamsyn Murray, Amazing Esme and the Pirate Circus by Tamara Mcfarlane and Roald Dahl's Matilda's how to be a genius... by Quentin Blake.

Sunday, 4 August 2019

Weybridge Chatter Books

Our last two books have given us some mixed reviews. In May, we read "The Boy Who Flew" by Fleur Hitchcock. We all agreed that the book had some really interesting characters. Some who were obvious heroes and some who were particularly scary. This meant that there were quite a number of unexpected twists in the book, which draw the main figure, Athan Wilde into some perilous situations. Through a series of dangerous adventures, that often leave the reader on the edge of their seat, Athan is able to triumph.  Most of our group enjoyed this book and thought that it was well written and would recommend it to other readers.

In June we read another, quite different book. "The Boy at the Back of the Class" is written by Onjali Q. Rauf and is a story about a 9 year old boy called Ahmet who is a refugee. This book prompted quite a lot of discussion in our group about what it actually means to be a refugee and there were some mixed reviews as to whether the book captured how that must feel.
We read a very powerful piece of prose by Khaled Hosseini "Sea Prayer" and talked about our own experiences of meeting, or knowing refugees.

During the Summer holiday, we will be reading "A Girl called Justice". This is a book by Elly Griffiths, who writes adult crime fiction. Our group likes mystery and adventure, so we are looking forward to reading about what it is that Justice gets up to when she goes away to school. Have a fun Summer, whatever you're reading!!!

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Haslemere Library Chatterbooks

During July, Chatterbooks at Haslemere Library are reading The Last Chance Hotel by Nicki Thornton and The No.1 Car Spotter Fights the Factory  by Atinuke. On Saturday, as well as quizzes and wordsearches, we registered for this year's Summer Reading Challenge - Space Chase and decorated the library with Space Chase bunting.

Saturday, 22 June 2019

Reigate Chatterbooks have just had their last meeting before the summer break. We have just read a variety of books that were made into films and had a lively discussion about what was best book or film ?

Haslemere Library Chatterbooks

During June, Chatterbooks at Haslemere Library read Wilf the Mighty Worrier Saves the World by Georgia Pritchett and Mirror Magic  by Claire Fayers. We also had a quiz based on 100 Events that made History by Clare Hibbert. Other activities included wordsearches, colouring and drawing our own reflections.

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

During May, Chatterbooks at Haslemere Library read The Great Rabbit Rescue by Katie Davies and First Class Murder by Robin Stevens. We also had a quiz based on The Book of Flags by Rob Colson.
Other activities included a treasure hunt based on the books from the 2019 Surrey Libraries' Children's Book Award and a murder, mystery memory game with Trevor the cat!



Saturday, 1 June 2019

Weybridge Chatterbooks

Our last meeting at the beginning of May was a very lively one. We had chosen The Lost Magician by Piers Torday as our book to read for April.

There were mixed reviews for this book. The group was split around who enjoyed it and who didn't. We did agree that it was a little like some other stories that we had read in the past. Some of us did enjoy the magic element though, whilst others thought that the time that it was set in, just after the war, was quite interesting.

We made some posters for our library display, with some of the memorable sayings from the book and some of the mythical creatures that were part of the story. #LostMagician
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Our next book is The Boy Who Flew by Fleur Hitchcock. It's about a boy called Athan Wilde and his adventure with a flying machine. It's a proper murder mystery!!! Everyone is looking forward to  reading this as it promises to be an exciting and interesting adventure for us all.