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Refugee Week June 22, 2022 – Posted in: Book News, Refugees

Refugee Week Refugee Week is a UK-wide festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary. It was founded in 1998 and is held every year around the World Refugee Day on the 20 June. At Bags of Books we aim to stock children's books that showcase charcaters from all walks of life, making sure that books are accessible for children to learn about the different lives and struggles people have. Continue reading

Get Ready for Windrush Day June 13, 2022 – Posted in: Book News, Windrush Day

Windrush Day Wednesday 22 June 2022 marks the fifth national celebration of Windrush Day. 74 years since the HMT Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks in Essex. The ship carried the first Caribbean migrants to the UK to help rebuild Britain after the Second World War. After the Second World War, the UK was in urgent need of repair. The Windrush Generation came over, largely from the Caribbean. They undertook a variety of jobs with Continue reading

Celebrating Pride Month June 1, 2022 – Posted in: Book News, Booklist Updates, LGBTQ+, Spotlight On...

Celebrating Pride Month Celebrating Pride Month is a celebration of people coming together in love and friendship. It shows how far LGBTQ+ rights have come, and how in some places there's still work to be done. LGBTQ+ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and Queer. The + is an inclusive symbol to mean 'and others' to include people of all identities. This year is a significant year for the Pride movement and the LGBTQ+ community Continue reading

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee May 24, 2022 – Posted in: Book News, Spotlight On...

In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service. Get involved in celebrating Her Majesty’s historic reign in the run up to the Platinum Jubilee with our selection of books.

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The Funniest Books for Children! August 16, 2019 – Posted in: Book News

There is something really quite magical about hearing a child laughing as they read a book. Tapping into an author's sense of humour and chuckling along shows that they are not only really absorbed in the narrative but also really getting a kick out of what they are reading. The chances are, they will want to read more from the same author - and anything that encourages children to want to read more is fine Continue reading