This evening members of JAB gathered in the north of the county for this term's meeting. Not even the glorious sunshine and warmth of the evening could tempt us away from our bookish discussions!
Last time, we chose to read two of the books from our longlist- The Song from Somewhere Else and Radio Boy. Both books were a great success for different reasons.
'The Song from Somewhere Else' was described as ' appealing from the first page' with 'pictures which enticed' the reader. The way the cover design makes more sense once you know the story was also commented on. There was great discussion about which year groups we would use this title with and how which was very interesting.
Completely different, 'Radio Boy' was greatly appreciated for its humour. A brilliant read to build stamina for those moving on to longer books or for those who enjoy a chuckle, this is a very accessible book which was enjoyed by all!
Tonight, we were joined by the lovely Sophia - also known as the Library Lady!- who came to tell us all about this year's Summer Reading Challenge which sounds great. There will be a post all about this towards the end of term and we were all very grateful to her for joining us and being so enthusiastic about engaging children with reading.
With the usual biscuits, books and great company, it was a lovely meeting. We welcomed some new members to the group as well which is always brilliant! For our next meeting, we are each going to read 'Ollie's Odyessy' and choose a book from the Picture Book longlist to talk about. Please get in touch for more details if you would like to join us!