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Blue Peter Book Awards

The enormously popular and influential Blue Peter Book Awards have been recognising and celebrating the best authors, the most creative illustrators and the greatest reads for children since 2000.


Todays featured book: Electronics for dogs

It has come to my attention that amongst the Herok crew and friends of Herok, we have a large number of animal lovers, especially dog lovers. So today we have a feature on cutting-edge ‘electronics for dogs’ …is that what Grommit was reading about?


Herok focus on Picture Book Illustrators

What would a picture book be without the wonderful illustrations which bring them alive? Today we focus on some of the unsung heroes who do just that.


Herok’s Top Five DIY Book Shelf Ideas

Following the success of our article entitled ‘Herok’s Top 10 Creative Book shelf Designs’, we have selected our top five book shelf ideas that you could make yourself on a shoe string budget… Do it your shelf you might say!


Storyline Online – Have a book read for you

Nothing gives a more cosy warm feeling than having a book read to you at bedtime…
especially if the person reading it happens to be Kevin Costner! Let us tell you more about Storyline Online.


Little Free Libraries – UPDATE

In April 2014 we found out all about ‘Little Free Libraries’ – an idea from America, gaining popularity here in the UK. At the time there were just 5 of them in the UK. Herok finds out how the idea is growing one year on…


World Book Day 2016

World Book Day will be on 3rd March in 2016. Children of all ages will come together to appreciate reading, dressed as favourite authors or book characters.


Did you know about Book Trust Children’s Book Week?

This year Children’s Book Week runs from 6 to 12 July to celebrate reading and share the joy of books with children and young people.


Well done Team Herok Chicks – A massive £787.04 Raised!!

As you have no doubt been made aware – and tapped for a few quid along the way possibly – the MoonWalk London 2015 was indeed joined by two new participants this year in the form of Herok’s Connie Gardiner and Laura Purrell as Team Herok Chicks.


Herok’s Top 10 Creative Bookshelf Designs You Have Got To See

At Herok, we are always looking for inspiration for new children’s library furniture products, and today we thought we would share some of our research into adult library furniture with you.


Readathon – Improving lives through sponsored reading

A Readathon is an easy to run sponsored reading challenge. Children read for pleasure and are excited by the extra challenge to raise money for seriously ill children. Children talk about books, share and swap favourites, and are genuinely motivated to read.


Sherborne Primary School’s new starter settles in well!

As we reported previously, Herok’s ‘Early Years Mobile Kinderbox Facebook Prize Draw’ was won by Christine Hart for Sherborne Primary school in Dorset. Well, Christine sent us such a lovely picture, we wanted to share…