Locked down library book displays 2

I shared photos of my first week of displays here and now I’m back with what I did back in week 2 (it’s currently week 6…).

Day #8


Fairly straightforward – books about treasure of some kind.

From back left:

  • Treasure at Amory’s (Lone Pine #15) – Malcolm Saville
  • The Adventure of the Secret Necklace – Enid Blyton
  • The Story of the Treasure Seekers – E Nesbit
  • Treasure Island – R L Stevenson (library copy)
  • The Fearless Treasure – Noel Streatfeild
  • Treasure Island – R L Stevenson (my own copy)
  • The Treasure of the Trevellyans – Doris Pocock
  • The Treasure Hunters – Enid Blyton
  • The Mystery of the Hidden Gold (Adventure Island #3) – Helen Moss

Day #9.1

Enid Blytons

I didn’t manage a proper display on day 9 was I was working on my April Fool’s blog about jokes and pranks. These were some of the books I hauled off my shelves for research purposes.

Day 9.2

School stories

Having had a lot of school books out that night the next day I did a proper display using books set in schools.

From back left:

  • Murder Most Unladylike (Wells and Wong Mystery #1) – Robin Stevens
  • The Leader of the Lower School – Angela Brazil
  • The Austere Academy (A Series of Unfortunate Events #5) – Lemony Snicket
  • Three Terms at Uplands – Angela Brazil
  • An Apple for the Teacher – Charlaine Harris and other authors
  • The Demon Headmaster (The Demon Headmaster #1) – Gillian Cross
  • Upper Fourth at Malory Towers – Enid Blyton
  • An Exciting Term – Angela Brazil
  • The Second Form at St Clare’s – Angela Brazil
  • The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tyler – Gene Kemp
  • The Song of the Abbey (The Abbey Girls #37) – Elsie J Oxenham
  • Mischief at St Rollo’s – Enid Blyton
  • Noddy Goes to School – Enid Blyton
  • Kits at Clynton Court School – May Wynne

Day #10

Paddington Bear by Michael Bond

This was by request of my mum (by request I mean repeated demand) as Paddington is her favourite. Despite the Paddington on the right being Brodie’s less preferred comfort toy (he used to love them equally but try to put him to bed with this instead of the older dirtier one now and he’ll say no over and over) he still swiped it at least twice before I got a picture.

Day #11


You can’t do Blyton displays without using Noddy!

I used two sets of Noddy Fuzzy Felts one from the 50s and one from the 2000s, as well as Noddy and his car (or Oui Oui as the packaging said in my case) who are beside Noddy’s house-for-one as built by me. At the back is my Noddy Treasury which contains the first four books. The large open book is My Second Big Noddy Book.

Day #12

The Lone Pine books by Malcolm Saville

A selection from the 20 Lone Pine books (the ones I have with dust jackets or printed covers!). A little Mackie, a lone pine tree and some pine cones plus a postcard of Hemperley Farm in Church Stretton aka Ingles Farm in the books.

Day #13

On the farm

A number of Brodie’s farm books, plus a couple of Blyton ones at the back (again my others like The Children of Willow Farm etc don’t have dust jacket).

Brodie really liked playing with this one after I had photographed it.

Day #14

Colouring books

You can’t borrow colouring books from the library but lots of libraries do colouring in groups for adults as well as children. At the front you can see my Famous Five colouring book – I have since finished colouring in the sea!

Week two done, how many more weeks? Who knows.

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