InspiRead 2024

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InspiRead is back for 2024

Thanks to the support of Arts Council England, our InspiREAD book award has secured funding for the next three years!

Taking part in InspiREAD is great way to encourage children to read for pleasure, and to include parents, grandparents, carers, teachers, and anyone who enjoys a good read to get involved. 

Our spring shortlist has been chosen by the ELS librarians and is suitable for all ages. 

This year you can vote in 3 categories, including: 

  •        Picture books
  •        Shorter books 
  •        Longer books

Our librarians have picked their favourite children's books that have been published within the last year - now it's over to you, to read and vote for your favourites! 

Don't forget, teachers can borrow books from the Education Library Service or if you're a member of the public, you can visit your local library in Nottinghamshire or beyond! If you'd like to purchase any of the books, The Bookcase in Lowdham is offering 20% discount on all titles for everyone. Additionally, Wonderland Bookshop in Retford is providing a 20% discount specifically for schools.