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'Best of the best' new books this week

'Best of the best' new books this week

We're constantly adding new books to keep our collection growing and to provide our members with a never-ending supply of great titles. Here are some of the best added within the last week.

by Sarah Hodder

Hachette donates 10,000+ audiobooks to Calibre Audio

Hachette donates 10,000+ audiobooks to Calibre Audio

Calibre Audio is delighted to announce a new agreement with Hachette UK, extending its existing partnership so that all of Hachette UK’s titles will now be available in all formats for Calibre members; donated free of charge.

by Press Release

A sporting summer

A sporting summer

The arrival of nicer weather brings the perfect opportunity for more of us to get involved in sports, either watching or participating, and this time of year is perfect for dipping into our Sports and Games category to find some accompanying summer reading.

by Sarah Hodder

Bucks volunteer receives special Jubilee Platinum Champions Award in recognition of charity work

Bucks volunteer receives special Jubilee Platinum Champions Award in recognition of charity work

Richard Balkwill, Chair of Trustees at Bucks-based charity Calibre Audio, has received a special Platinum Champions Award for his work with two national charities.  

by Press Release

New May books for young members

New May books for young members

This month we’re excited to add another David Walliams to our growing collection! Plus, we’ve got lots of series continuations for you to catch up on...

by Denise James

Yoto Carnegie Greenaway Awards

Yoto Carnegie Greenaway Awards

Congratulations to this year's winners, who were announced this week. We were proud to support the awards and get as many of the shortlist as possible added to our collection so Calibre members can also enjoy these fantastic books.

by Kate Renaud

Pride reading

Pride reading

If you're looking for a little inspiration this Pride month for titles by LGBTQ+ authors or with LGBTQ+ themes, we've put together the following selection but as always, we'd love for you to get in touch via our social channels with any you'd like to add.

by Kate Renaud

New books for May

New books for May

With nearly 80 new books for adults added to the library this month there's no excuses for not having anything to read.

by Denise James

Penguin Random House UK donates its audiobook library to Calibre

Penguin Random House UK donates its audiobook library to Calibre

Today (Tuesday 31 May 2022)  Calibre Audio has launched a new charitable partnership with Penguin Random House UK, ensuring the publisher’s entire audio back catalogue – around 6,000 titles – and future releases are freely available to Calibre’s members.

by Press Release

Jubilee Reads

Jubilee Reads

To celebrate the queen's 70th Jubliee, we've put together some of our best jubilee-related titles, both fiction and non-fiction, to keep you reading over the long bank holiday weekend. In between tea parties of course!

by Emma Scott & Sarah Hodder

A Royal Tour Through British History

A Royal Tour Through British History

With the queen's jubilee celebrations in full swing, we've taken the opportunity to take a royal tour through our British history collection to see what we have on other kings and queens who've sat on the throne of England.

by Sarah Hodder

New Books for Young Members

New Books for Young Members

This month’s highlight is one of the brilliant, shortlisted books for this year’s Carnegie Award, now available for older members to enjoy!

by Denise Richards

Reading to Understand Dementia

Reading to Understand Dementia

This year, Dementia Action Week is 16-22 May. If dementia affects you and your family, or if you would like to learn more, we have gathered together the books in our collection that can help navigate our understanding through both personal experience and fictional depiction.

by Kate Renaud

13 Pet Picks You'll Love

13 Pet Picks You'll Love

From spiders to elephants with heaps of dogs and cats in between, we have plenty of pet picks for our animal-loving members to listen to across the key stages as well as real-life experiences. These are stories of people’s love for their animal companions, exploring the deep love, joy and occasional heartbreak that having a pet can bring.

by Kate Renaud

Venture into the Wild

Venture into the Wild

Want to swim in the sea with dolphins and penguins? Roam the forests with monkeys and wolves? Or even travel across the plains of Africa to spot lions and elephants? We've some great fiction and non-fiction titles where you can do just that and we've split them into handy Key Stage categories so you can find the perfect book for you.

by Sarah Hodder