Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Sport's Day at Chertsey Chatterbooks

It’s that time of year again and with Sport’s Days looming we were talking about all things sporting at Chertsey Chatterbooks this week.

We played sports charades which was lots of fun and not competitive at all! Then had a game of pass the ‘ball’ with a difference. Standing in a circle we had to say someone’s name and then throw the ‘ball’ very carefully to that person who had to catch it carefully then…

…open it anywhere and read a sentence from the page!

That’s right, the 'ball’ was an old book which had previously been withdrawn from service in the library and was now given a new lease of life as a ball. Please note though, great care was taken and no books were harmed during this game.

We were all winners after our sporting efforts with the ‘ball’ so we made our own winners medals from chocolate coins, stickers and ribbon.

Then down to the business of the day – choosing a book about sports to read before our next meeting. Top choices this month were:

Big Nate – Game on! by Lincoln Peirce
Let’s Play! Poems about Sports and Games from around the World by Debjani Chatterjee
Palamino pony rides out by Olivia Tuffin
Gymnastics by James Nixon
Francesca the Football Fairy by Daisy Meadows
Handsprings and Homework by Jane Lawes
Summertime and Somersaults by Jane Lawes

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Reigate library Chatterbooks were lucky to have a visit from Swapna Haddow and Sheena Dempsey with Dave Pigeon, were really enjoyed meeting them and taking part in drawing pigeons. Meanwhile Heather was in Tenerife with Dave and Skipper
Reigate Chatterbooks have completed reading all the nominated books in this years Childrens Surrey Book Awards. We have each voted and been given our certificates.
Reigate Chatterbooks have just finished reading The Bolds to the Rescue by Julian Clary we enjoyed doing the quizzes, word searches and spot the difference.

This month we have read 'The Great Rabbit Rescue' by Kate Davies.

Friday, 5 May 2017

Chertsey Chatterbooks have been meeting at Chertsey Library for six months! 

We have eleven members from nearly seven to 10 years old and we all love reading. At our first meeting last November we picked themes for the year. So far we have read books on Spooky Stories, Christmas, Surrey Children’s Book Awards, Diaries and Fantastic Creatures.  

This week we celebrated Star Wars Day - May the 4th be with you!   

We had a fantastic Star Wars Reads Factivity pack from the Reading Agency and lots of books on Star Wars and space including Star Wars Jokes! 

Why did the Jedi cross the road? 
To get to the Dark Side. 

We meet once a month on a Tuesday from 3.45 pm – 4.45 pm with great books, awesome activities and lots of chat about the books we like and even some we don’t like. If you’d like to join our friendly, book-loving group come into Chertsey Library or email for more information.