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Neil Gaiman Reads The Graveyard Book

If you run a teen group in a library you can have Neil Gaiman himself read your teens The Graveyard Book over nine weeks or even nine days if they are keen.

With each chapter coming in at between 45 minutes to just over an hour they will fit in to most teen group sessions.

Return to the sprawling graveyard in this classic novel or discover Bod’s boyhood adventures anew, read by master storyteller Neil Gaiman himself one chapter at a time.

Watch his tour readings to hear the captivating book in its entirety

If they cannot wait for a weekly fix of the greatness that is Gaiman you can push physical copies of The Graveyard Book into their hands (or any of his other amazing titles if they have already read it).

Principals Know: School Librarians are the Heart of the School

Dear Mr Gove by Jess Green

Marcus Alexander: Keeper of the Realms

Books and imagination has always been my thing. I was a nerd and a bookworm from a young age and I know this is going to sound outrageously dumb but the books that inspired me the most were ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ and anything by Dr. Seuss. Sure, it sounds crazy and a little juvenile but I started reading aged 3 and it was these books in particular that lit that flame inside my chest and kindled my imagination. So I read like a beast and by the time I was an early teen I was devouring up to a book a day and getting all kinds of grumpy with the local bookstore when there was nothing new on the shelves.

Books inspired me to travel the world and to seek adventures of my own and imagination gave me the ability to think outside the box and overcome obstacles that came my way. So when I write and when I create my realms of fantasy I do my best to spin imagination and create worlds that surpass everything that I have experienced in my own travels. And in turn, when I’m on tour and get to hang out with young writers or chat to students I always encourage the act of reading as a great source for building imagination but more than that I urge teens to get out and do more. Yes, imagination is born from books and built in libraries but it’s honed through experience. So after school don’t just jump on the xbox, don’t just switch on MTVBase, things like that are imagination killers. Instead go out and do something new. Go and learn capoeira, try parkour, go to dance class, fight class or learn calligraphy but the more you do and the more you live the faster your imagination will blossom.

Get your read on.

'Doctor Who' Spanish fan film: 'El Mundo Imperfecto'

I just saw this mentioned on Twitter.

A Spanish fan-made Doctor Who episode, created to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who.

It would be perfect for a language day or for teachers of Spanish to possibly suggest to their students for homework. If anyone runs a dotor Who Club it would be perfect for a Library/Modern Foreign Language Department cross-curricular event.

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green – trailer

No dystopias, no end of the world scenarios just two teens in love… and cancer.

I am looking forward to seeing this film!

The Soterion Mission

The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes : Trailer

The Adjusters by Andrew Taylor Video Trailer