Bream Community Library



The Lost Words – A Spell Book

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The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris

From Acorn to Weasel: a gorgeous, hand-illustrated, large-format spellbook celebrating the magic and wonder of the natural world

All over the country, there are words disappearing from children’s lives. Words like Dandelion, Otter, Bramble, Acorn and Lark represent the natural world of childhood, a rich landscape of discovery and imagination that is fading from children’s minds.

The Lost Words stands against the disappearance of wild childhood. It is a joyful celebration of the poetry of nature words and the living glory of our distinctive, British countryside. With acrostic spell-poems by peerless wordsmith Robert Macfarlane and hand-painted illustrations by Jackie Morris, this enchanting book captures the irreplaceable magic of language and nature for all ages.

Congratulations to our first prize winners

A little belated but we can finally put faces to our grand prize winners for our Poetry Competition!

Our First prize winner in the Adult Category was Lesley MoffattIMG_20170505_113733-01

Our first prize winner in the Junior Category was Ewan Shakeshaft


Well Done! Enjoy spending your book tokens!

Winners of our Poetry Competition are…



Well done to all our poets!!

Here are our winners:

Adult Category:

1st Prize: Lesley Moffat

2nd Prize: Rachael Boucker

Junior Category:

1st Prize: Ewan Shakeshaft

2nd Prize: Isobel Eisel


In honour of World Poetry day we are running a Poetry Competition!


The rules are as follows:

  1. Your poem is limited to 140 characters (this includes spaces)
  2. Subject to be about books, reading, libraries or literature and must not be offensive.
  3. Authors agree to let us use your poems in the libraries promotions and on social media
  4. Tell all your friends and family to like your poem on Facebook
  5. The poem will be judged by a panel for the 1st place prize and the poem with the most likes on Facebook will win the popular vote for the 2nd prize.
  6. Closing Date for entries is 21 March 2017
  7. A winner for the popular vote will be announced midday on the 28th March and the 1st place winner will be announced on the 29th

Please e-mail your poems to


Message your poem on Facebook to Bream Library’s Facebook page


Hand in your poem at the library

Then log into Facebook and see how your poem is doing!


There are three categories – Adults, Teenagers and Juniors.

Each category has two prizes: Judges Vote   GBP20.00 book vouchers.

Popular Vote GBP10.00 book vouchers.

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