Today was a very special day in North Somerset. It has been a whole year since we launched our website. Our dedicated team (including Mungo and Perdy- our special guest stars!) gathered together in the lovely evening sunshine to reflect on the successes of the past year, to eat lots of cake and to discuss our next steps.
We have read and reviewed hundreds of books over the past year, discovering some real treasures and sharing a whole range of exciting ideas for using these in the classroom. We are proud to say that many teachers, librarians and support assistants across North Somerset (and in other areas!) are using these ideas and are enthusing their children about reading.
We have also continued to meet regularly as a teachers' reading group and are continuing to promote reading for pleasure wherever we go. A second JAB (Just About Books) group will be starting next term in the south of the county, reaching many more adults interested in children's literature.
As our second book award approaches, we are constantly on the look out for exciting titles for the 2017 awards as we would hate to miss a hidden gem! Meanwhile, we will continue to review new releases alongside our award titles to support colleagues in keeping up to date with the very best in current children's literature.
Happy Webiversary, JAB team!