Calibre Audio Library

The Great British Bake Off - Denise's Welshcakes

With a new series of The Great British Bake Off beginning this evening we've whipped up an array of much-loved family favourites from our staff and...

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Calibre Chat with Roald Dahl Museum Centenary Storyteller in Residence Sandra Agard.

As part of the Roald Dahl centennial celebrations the Roald Dahl Museum near Calibre has been holding a series of workshops with their Resident...

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New Books

New Books: Summer 2016

Girl on a Plane

New for July and August we offer:-

617343 Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones. A magical Arabian Nights tale and dazzling sequel to Howls Moving Castle, now a major animated film.Far to the south in the Land of Ingary, lives a young carpet merchant called Abdullah. In his dreams, he is the long-lost son of a great prince. This dream is a complete castle in the air… or is it?

617344 A River of Stories edited by Alice Curry. ?This new collection of vibrant stories and poems themed around water evoke the sights and sounds of a diverse Commonwealth community.

617331 I, Coriander by Sally Gardner, a historical fantasy set in London at the time of the Puritan Commonwealth which won the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Gold Award.

617339 Poppy in the Field by Mary Hooper, a story about the forgotten bravery of women on the front line, told through the eyes of a young woman determined to play her part.

617342 Life: An Exploded Diagram by Mal Peet, a brilliant coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of the Cold War and events leading up to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Girl on a Plane by Miriam Moss. The book is based on incredible events from the author's own life and is the story of a plane hijacking, told from the point of view of a fifteen-year-old hostage
My Brother is a Superhero by David Solomons. Luke is a comic-mad eleven-year old who shares a treehouse with his geeky older brother, Zack. Luke's only mistake is to go for a wee right at the wrong time. While he's gone, an alien gives his undeserving, never-read-a-comic-in-his-life brother superpowers and then tells him to save the universe.

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Online Joining available now

For new Young Calibre members we are delighted to introduce the option of joining instantly online. Click on "Join Now" and you will be guided through the process of collecting your details, choosing your media and making reading choices. Eligible under 16's with sight problems, dyslexia or other print-related disabilities can borrow our audio books for a one-off £20 joining fee.

The online joining process is set up to enable a parent, teacher or other professional to apply on behalf of a young member.

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