Your Views, Your Vote, Your Voice: YLG Northwest Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Nomination Event

Join us as we select the region’s votes for this years prestigious Carnegie and Kate Greenaway event. This is your opportunity to be involved and to learn more about the longest-running and most acclaimed children’s book awards in the United Kingdom.

Steve Antony

We will be joined by author and illustrator Steve Antony who will give us a behind-the-scenes glimpse at his books and work and by Alan Gibbons who will be discussing his highly topical novel, ‘Hate’ based around the story of Sophie Lancaster. There will also be an opportunity peruse and purchase from the supplier showroom at 30% discount. Continue reading

WW1 Research: bringing history alive for young people

A FREE event aimed at Librarians working with Children and Young PeopleWW1 Research poster 2

Wednesday 19th November 2014

1.30 – 4.00pm (with optional tour of Archives+ 4.00 – 5.00pm)

Manchester Central Library


Session 1:    Alison Paddon, Imperial War Museum North demonstrates IWM North WW1 Loan Boxes

Session 2:    Author Event – David Long, author of Jet The Rescue Dog and other Extraordinary Stories of Animals In Wartime. David’s book is a collection of true short stories about the role animals have played in a variety of wars including the story of a donkey that acted as an ambulance during the First World War as well as a canine spy.Jet the Rescue Dog

Session 3:  Angela Rawcliffe, Learning Officer – an introduction to Archives+ and a behind-the-scenes tour

Session 4: YLG Northwest AGM

Refreshments will be available during the afternoon

This is a free event, however, it would be helpful if you could indicate your attendance by emailing