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Bookbug Bookbug

Bookbug sessions are fun,friendly events for babies, toddlers, pre-school children and their families to enjoy together. Each session lasts about 30 minutes and includes songs, stories and rhymes.

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Wood of Words Wood of Words

Visit the Wood of Words website to write book reviews, complete a story, find out about authors, and much more.

It’s completely free, and all you need to register is your library card and an email address.  Follow the easy instructions to join and start exploring!

CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals shortlist 2016 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals shortlist 2016
Carnegie Medal for outstanding book
1408863111
Hardback:One:2015
One
Author: Crossan, Sarah
Year 2015
Media class: Hardback
178062221X
Paperback:The ghosts of heaven:2015
Author: Sedgwick, Marcus
Year 2015
Media class: Paperback
0007512368
Paperback:Fire colour one:2015
Author: Valentine, Jenny
Year 2015
Media class: Paperback
1408853833
Paperback:There will be lies:2015
Author: Lake, Nick
Year 2015
Media class: Paperback
144726410X
Paperback:The lie tree:2015
Author: Hardinge, Frances
Year 2015
Media class: Paperback
1848452926
Paperback:Lies we tell ourselves:2014
Author: Talley, Robin
Year 2014
Media class: Paperback
1406331163
Hardback:The rest of us just live here:2015
Author: Ness, Patrick, 1971-
Year 2015
Media class: Hardback
0571323189
Paperback:Five children on the Western Front:2014
Author: Saunders, Kate, 1960-
Author: Nesbit, E., 1858-1924
Year 2014
Media class: Paperback
Kate Greenaway Medal for outstanding illustrated book
1406360899
Paperback:Willy's stories:2015
Author: Browne, Anthony
Year 2015
Media class: Paperback
0007514271
Hardback:Once upon an alphabet:2014
Author: Jeffers, Oliver
Year 2014
Media class: Hardback
0723269297
Paperback:Captain Jack and the pirates:2016
Author: Bently, Peter
Year 2016
Media class: Paperback
1406362085
Hardback:Footpath flowers:2015
Author: Lawson, JonArno
Author: Smith, Sydney, 1980-
Year 2015
Media class: Hardback
1408859645
Hardback:The sleeper and the spindle:2014
Author: Gaiman, Neil
Author: Riddell, Chris
Year 2014
Media class: Hardback
1406360988
Paperback:Sam & Dave dig a hole:2015
Author: Barnett, Mac
Author: Klassen, Jon
Year 2015
Media class: Paperback
0857633937
Hardback:There's a bear on my chair:2015
Author: Collins, Ross
Year 2015
Media class: Hardback
New fiction
0007214839
Hardback:Collins tracing your family history:2005:New ed
Author: Adolph, Anthony
Media class: Hardback
0007215118
Paperback:Tommy Cooper, always leave them laughing:2007
Author: Fisher, John, 1945-
Media class: Paperback
0007215304
Paperback:The whale road:2007
Author: Low, Robert
Media class: Paperback
0007215339
Paperback:The wolf sea:2008
Author: Low, Robert
Media class: Paperback
000721538X
Paperback:The flirt:2008
Author: Tessaro, Kathleen
Media class: Paperback
0750268891
Hardback:Trucks:2012
Author: Gifford, Clive
Media class: Hardback
0750268972
Paperback:Wolf boy:2013
Author: Peters, Andrew
Author: Brett, Cathy
Media class: Paperback
0750268980
Paperback:High stakes:2013
Author: Peters, Andrew
Author: Brett, Cathy
Media class: Paperback
0750269162
Paperback:Snake:2012
Author: Savage, Stephen
Media class: Paperback
Scottish Children's Book Awards
1408839040
Paperback:Never tickle a tiger:2015
Author: Butchart, Pamela
Author: Boutavant, Marc
Media class: Paperback
1783440511
Paperback:The piper:2014
Author: Weston, Danny
Media class: Paperback
1846471850
Paperback:Trouble on Cable Street:2014
Author: Lingard, Joan
Media class: Paperback
1405271361
Paperback:Black dove, white raven:2015
Author: Wein, Elizabeth
Media class: Paperback
1408330180
Paperback:The lost children:2014
Author: Philip, Gillian
Media class: Paperback
0857631195
Paperback:Mouse's first night at Moonlight School:2014
Author: Puttock, Simon
Author: Pye, Ali
Media class: Paperback
1447267176
Paperback:The fastest boy in the world:2014
Author: Laird, Elizabeth
Author: Bailey, Peter, 1946-
Media class: Paperback
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Chatterbooks Chatterbooks

Chatterbooks reading groups are a chance for children aged between 8 and 12 to have fun sharing books they enjoy and taking part in games and activities.

Dalkeith Library Every Monday, 4pm to 5pm
Danderhall Library Every Tuesday, 4pm to 5pm
Lasswade Library Every Thursday, 4pm to 5pm
Newtongrange Library Every Thursday, 3.15pm to 3.45pm
Penicuik Library Every 2nd Monday, 4pm to 5pm