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Library Adventures From Home: 11.11.2020

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Nick Sharratt and Katrina Chapman and their book covers

Nick Sharratt goes on a Library Adventure!!!

We are VERY excited that on Tuesday 1st December at 11am, we'll have the one and only Nick Sharratt joining us LIVE to talk about Pirates, Boats, Whales and Buses – storytime and draw-along, also featuring Katrina Charman, author of The Whales on the Bus and many more fantastic picture books!

If you’ve any questions for Nick about being an author/illustrator send them in advance to: or contact us on the day via FaceBook, Twitter or YouTube.

Full details are available on our website:

Kirklees Website

During lockdown, we are offering a “ring and read” service at our libraries. You can phone 01484 414868 to take advantage of this offer or follow the information on our website to find out more:

Book Review

Girl surrounded by Dr Seuss books

I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! by Dr Seuss

Savanna, aged 7 loves this book. She says: "It is really funny when the cat in the hat reads in purple and brown, because he is wearing purple and brown glasses. How can he do that? I like the part when the mice were skating on the ice. It was funny, and really silly, because they are wearing tiny skates, and holding ice that is way too large for them!" 

There are squillions of Dr Seuss books out there! We'd love you to get in touch and tell us your favourite! 

Why not check out our e-book collection, just type Dr Seuss in the search (or click here) , select and borrow a Dr Seuss for yourself and get ready for some silliness!

Themed Collections of Books

Collage of book jackets from the Reluctant Readers Collection

Reluctant Readers

A collection to inspire the young reluctant reader.

Take a look at the collection on Overdrive, through Libby or by clicking this link.

If you'd like to hear more about young reluctant readers, then head to our You Tube channel to watch our recent panel debates on the subject, packed full of hints and tips to engage young people with many different reasons for not engaging with reading.

You can watch the sessions by following these links to the YouTube videos or look on our Kirklees Libraries YouTube channel.

Reluctant Readers session 1:

Reluctant Readers session 2:


Boy reading The 13 Storey Treehouse


Here is Arran, aged 6 enjoying a copy of The 13 Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton. 

This is what he had to say about it:

"I think this book is really funny and it has some scary parts too. The pictures must have been done by a very good artist because they help me read the story. I love the way Terry [Denton] has put himself in the story!"

Borrow your e-book copy from Overdrive/Libby by clicking this link or looking on the site...if you enjoy it, there are lots of sequels...including the 26, 39, 52, 65, 78, 91 Storey Treehouses...!


Magazine of the Week

Wild magazine front cover


This magazine gives you information, art and craft projects, word searches, puzzles and With beautiful illustrations and mind-boggling photographs, this will hold your interest from cover to cover...or provide something fun and interesting to dip in and out of whenever you like.

Have a look at the magazine by clicking this link:




Library Adventures Live!

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Collage of the forthcoming LAL! sessions

Library Adventures Live!

Tuesdays at 11am

Our star-studded list of LAL! guests continues to grow!

Don't worry if you can't watch them live, our website lets you watch them whenever you like on playback.

Nikki Young 17th November:   Time School – war, refugees and time travel.

Sarah Morrell 24th November:    Local author Sarah Morrell takes you on an exciting adventure with her latest book Molly’s Magic Brolly.

Nick Sharratt 1st December:    Pirates, Boats, Whales and Buses – storytime and draw-along, also featuring Katrina Charman, author of The Whales on the Bus

Katie and Kevin Tsang  8th December:     Sam Wu is Not Afraid of Space- conquering fears with Katie and Kevin Tsang

As always, you can e-mail in questions to our guests in advance at or chat with us on the day using the live comments boxes on FaceBook, You Tube or Twitter. If you can't watch the session live then you can catch up by visiting our website:



Libby always open

eAudio / eBook collection and the Libby app
Did you know that Kirklees libraries has a collection of over 29,000 ebooks and audiobooks. Borrow them for free with your Kirklees library card and PIN.

View the collection along with details of how to download the Libby app via our Overdrive page at:



Pressreader - many languages

Digital Magazines and Newspapers
Choose from over 7,000 national and international titles to read online or download for offline convenience. Free access with your Kirklees library card and PIN. Text-to-speech and instant translation options are also available.

For more details see our PressReader at:

Useful Resources

Useful Resources listing

Carefully selected and regularly updated links and resources for:

  • Creative Adults
  • Creative Children
  • Learning
  • Making Reading Fun
  • Staying Safe
  • Virtual Kirklees Library
  • Wellbeing

Keep in touch

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