All this week, the County Council and the library service are promoting the Summer Reading Challenge on social media - and Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service are getting involved.
We want the whole of Norfolk to get behind the challenge and encourage children to read for fun over the summer. All week, Norfolk County Council will be posting children's book recommendations from county councillors and libraries staff from the County Council's twitter and libraries' Twitter and Facebook accounts, and will be encouraging other people to do the same using their own social media accounts. If you have a social media account we'd love you to get involved and tweet a children's book recommendation using the #passabook hashtag.
NFRS is getting involved by getting pictures of staff from around the Service, promoting their favourite books and posting it here, as well as on our facebook and twitter.
Our final recommendation is from Watch Manager Becky Blount who is a Control Room Operator in our Control Room (Hethersett Headquarters).
This is what Becky and her kids had to say about Harry Potter by J.K Rowling.
"Mine & the kids favorite books to read are the Harry Potter series. since the first Harry Potter book 'The philosophers stone' came out, I was hooked on the magic and adventures of Harry, Hermonine & Ron. I love the idea that wizards & witches could be living beside us 'muggles' and have an amazing high school like hogwarts... J K Rowling makes this idea seem so real in the books.
I think the Harry Potter books are great to get families reading together, I can read the earlier books to my youngest Noah, and my eldest daughter Emily can read all the books to me! They do get darker as the books go on and the characters grow up which is why I like the first 3 books the best.
Obviously the films are fantastic as well, but the books are even better!"
- To view Nigel Williams, Chief Fire Officer's recommendation click here.
- To view Emyr Gough, Watch Manager Training's recommendation click here
- To view Chris Bartram, Firefighter, Long Stratton's recommendation click here