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February 25, 2021 02:16 AM PST

In this episode Claire and Sophie recap on their busy plans - LGBTQ+ history month, Storytelling competition, and the WBD hype train! We mention some amazing librarians you should follow on Twitter if you are not already: @jr_library, @tca_interhouse & @emmasuffield.

We then review our half-term reads: 'Savage her Reply' by Deidre Sullivan (7.09), Stuart Gibbs Space Series (8.49), 'Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee' by Jeff Zentner (10.35), 'The Quiet at the End of the World' by Lauren James (13.34) and 'Peril in Paris' by Katherine Woodfine (15.10).

As always follow us on Twitter @lounge_learning and visit our Wakelet pages:
LGBTQ+ - https://wke.lt/w/s/JvasfC
WBD - https://wke.lt/w/s/tJCDOD

February 04, 2021 02:34 AM PST

In this episode, Claire & Sophie interview author Sophie Anderson. Sophie Anderson has written three books including: 'The House with Chicken Legs', 'The Girl who Speaks Bear' and 'The Castle of Tangled Magic'.

In this podcast we cover the following topics:
- What books have you written and what are they about?
- Discussion on 'The castle of Tangled Magic'
- Why are your books always set in Prussia and do you plan to write books outside of this area?
- How do you manage your work/life balance?

From 11.58 questions from students:
- Did Sophie have any other jobs before becoming a writer?
-What inspired Sophie to write 'The House With Chicken Legs'?
-Why did Sophie decide to become a writer?
-Was the part about the afterlife, in 'The House with Chicken Legs', Sophie's own beliefs?

From 20.14 Sophie lets us know what she has been reading and about her next book!

Keep up to date with everything Learning Lounge and follow us on Twitter @lounge_learning

January 21, 2021 04:16 AM PST

In this episode, Claire and Sophie discuss Britannica School. They discuss how it works, what it offers and is it worth the money.

From 8 minutes onwards they review books! Starting with 'Eight Pieces of Silva' by Patrice Lawrence then 'Clean Getaway' by Nic Stone ( 10.24) and ending with 'The Castle of Tangled Magic' by Sophie Anderson (12.54).

As always follow us on Twitter @lounge_learning and if you want to learn more about Britannica School the link is here:https://school.eb.co.uk/

January 07, 2021 03:39 AM PST

In this episode, Claire and Sophie discuss the new lockdown. They discuss online provisions and ebooks. Let us know how you are getting on this lockdown and your opinions on ebooks! Either leave a comment here or head over to our Twitter @lounge_learning.

Then they review their Christmas books! 'Wolf Children' by Paul Dowswell (6.45), 'You Should See Me In A Crown' by Leah Johnson (8.50), 'Seven Ghosts' by Chris Priestley (9.27), 'Daisy On The Outer Line' by Ross Sayers (11.57), 'Truly Devious: The Vanishing Stair' by Maureen Johnson (14.35) and 'Don't You Want Me' by Richard Easter (16.34).

As always follow us on Twitter @lounge_learning and we will be back on the 21st of January. Stay safe.

December 03, 2020 12:59 AM PST

In this episode, we discuss our Christmas Raffle, our author talk with Ele Fountain and then we review our books; 'Heartbreak Boys' by Simon James Green (4.38) and 'You should see me in a crown' by Leah Johnson (7.32).

We will be back in January! In the meantime, catch up on episodes you missed or chat with us on twitter @lounge_learning.

November 19, 2020 01:05 AM PST

In this episode, we chat about changing our COVID-19 procedures and opening the library to more year groups. We also mention great books to suggest to year 8 & 9.

We then go on to review what we have been reading: 'The Soup Movement' by Ben Davis (7.53), 'Crush' by Svetlana Chmakova (10.17), 'All your twisted secrets' by Diana Urban (11.43) and 'Foxes' by M.A Bennett (13.40).

As always let us know your thoughts. You can find us on twitter @lounge_learning

November 05, 2020 01:04 AM PST

In this podcast we chat about some amazing YA books on our new November Display. We also review our half-time reads.

'The 57 Bus' by Dashka Slater (1.30), 'Children of Virtue & Vengeance' by Tomi Adeyemi (3.01), 'Dark Whispers' by Vashti Hardy (3.20), 'Get me out of here' by Andy McNab & Phil Earle (3.36), Manga discussion (4.53), 'Children of Willesden Lane' by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen (6.30), 'Saving Midnight' by Suzy Zail (7),'tattoist of Aushwitz' by Heather Morris (7.28), 'Evie's War' by Hollie Web (8.12), 'Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes' by Suzanne Collins (10.30), 'The Good Thieves' by Katherine Rundell (12.10), 'Nowhere on Earth' by Nick Lake (14.36) and 'The Silent Twins' by Marjorie Wallace (16.06)

Links to the Criminal Podcast -> https://thisiscriminal.com/episodes

Our Youtube: November Display Video -> https://youtu.be/tDvsUEpt-aM

Chat to us on Twitter @Lounge_Learning

October 15, 2020 04:37 AM PDT

In this episode, we discuss our new 50 fab fiction display. Of course we cannot go through every book but we do go through a few!

'Farewell Tour of a Terminal Optimist' by John Young (1.18), 'Checkmates' by Stewart Foster (2.53), 'Paper Avalanche' by Lisa Williamson (4.50), 'Eat Dirt' by Goldy Moldavsky (6.30), 'Sonny and Me' by Ross Sayers (7.30), 'Encounters' by Jason Wallace (8.47), 'Patron Saints of Nothing' by Randy Ribay (10.18), 'Spinning' by Tillie Walden (12.24) and 'Rose Interrupted' by Patrice Lawrence (13.35)

Let us know your thoughts on twitter @lounge_learning.

October 01, 2020 02:43 AM PDT

Due to COVID-19 the LL is not as busy as it used to be! Because of this our podcasts will now be posted every fortnight instead of weekly.

In this episode we chat about our Big Draw Competition and some of the books on our new display. From 2.26 - 'Run Rebel' by Manjeet Mann, 'Clap when you land' by Elizabeth Acevedo (4.22), 'Evil Emperor Penguin' by Laura Ellen Anderson (6.31), ' Can you see me' by Libby Scott & Rebecca Westcott(8.38), 'On a scale of 1 to 10' by Ceylan Scott (9.58), 'What magic is this?' by Holly Bourne (11.48) and 'Love Frankie' by Jaqueline Wilson (12.43).

As always get in touch with us via our twitter @lounge_learning.

September 17, 2020 02:23 AM PDT

In this episode, we chat about adapting to library life during COVID-19. Many school libraries have struggled with getting book borrowing back on track with so much red tape in place. We talk about all the virtual measures we have put in place to get students engaged. We mention Eclipse, setting up a click & collect, the use of Youtube and Wakelet and we mention others ideas such as libraries on wheels.

From 9.44 we mention the Booktrust school library pack and how the process has changed. It is safe to say we are devastated that this charity can no longer offer this service to every school. Hopefully, this won't be forever as we love them and have built a buzz around them.

Please get in touch and let us know your thoughts on twitter @lounge_learning.

Youtube Link -> https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSTGrqdmJKR62y5J7LzLs2HT1elivBhh-

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