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Support Connie and Laura, aka Team Herok Chicks!

Absolutely nothing to do with Michael Jackson, the MoonWalk London 2015 will be joined by two eager new participants this year. Yes, Herok’s very own Connie Gardiner and Laura Purrell have formed Team Herok Chicks!


New technology – furniture of the future for school library?

The Smart Hub was created to store, update and charge loan tablet computers when not in use. Whether borrowing is free or fee-based, the hub eliminates the technical hurdles associated with content management, internet connectivity and recharging. Could it become commonplace in the school library of the future?


Booktime is the national free books programme for Reception-aged children

Booktime is the national free books programme for Reception-aged children (age 4-5 years) in England and Wales. It provides a free book pack for every child to share and enjoy with their family and friends.


A fun day in the library! …brought to you by Herok children’s library furniture

Hey, what do you know? Another great idea from America! (No, not black Friday discounts.) This time it’s ‘Tape Town’, an idea from Kristy Raffensberger from the New York Public Library.


Herok educational furniture’s Kinderbox Prize Draw Winner!

We have found the winner of Herok educational furniture’s prize draw! – click the link to find out who won our Early Years Mobile Kinderbox…


Herok’s top ten books of 2014 for 0-5s

Below are Herok’s top ten books for readers ages 0-5 that we have selected for 2014. We hope you like them as much as we do!


Demand for physical books is growing again

Have e-readers already reached a peak in popularity? Not so long ago, the advent of the electronic reading devices sent shockwaves through the publishing world. But the anticipated new normal of screen-only reading is not yet upon us. In fact, though sales of e-readers grew initially, sales are now falling sharply.


Top 5 reading apps for pre-school children, chosen by Herok

We are constantly amazed at the range of educational and entertaining apps for pre-school children. Here is a list of our favourite apps for this age group.


The Humble Kinderbox

Herok have been making Kinderboxes for over 50 years, in fact since 1966 when Herok was first established. The Kinderbox remains one of our best-selling ranges today, but has been developed with many improvements and variations over the years.


Win an Early Years Mobile Kinderbox made by Herok!

Herok are offering the chance to win an Early Years Mobile Kinderbox (code 7095). All you have to do to be in with a chance is like Herok on our Facebook page.


The British Library

The British Library sounds very grand but is it there for you and me? And, what role does it play in this increasingly digital world?


Our top five street art murals featuring books, libraries and reading

Artists have often used street art as a way to express that books are an essential and important part of our lives. Here are Herok’s top five examples from around the world, classically, in reverse order…