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Gwnewch y Pethau Bychain - Make One Small Change

Posted on : 05 Apr 2022

Gwnewch y Pethau Bychain - Make One Small Change
Each month we will be challenging staff and residents to make one small change to help to further their use and understanding of the Welsh language and to ensuring Caerphilly County Borough remains an inclusive place to work and live.
This month we are encouraging you to head to your local library and pick up a book you wouldn’t usually read.
Weather you read a book in Welsh or opt for a book on equalities, our libraries have a great selection for you to choose from.

Some of our librarian’s Welsh book recommendations are below:
Tu ol i'r awyr, Megan Angharad Hunter
A pioneering début novel by a talented young writer. It follows the journey of two teenage characters, Deian and Anest, and their amazing relationship through the angst of their lives. A novel that will move you to tears and make you laugh out loud as you wonder at the author's skill in delving deep into the minds of two characters who will remain with you for a long time
Y Bwrdd, Iwan Rhys
If something good came from Brexit, it's this novel! Rhys Iorwerth's review of Y Bwrdd.
Carwyn is bored at work. He'd rather be cooking at home for his partner Laticia and their daughter Alaw Abril. At least everything is as it should be at 8 Cynon Street. But maybe Carwyn hadn't been taking enough notice, until a letter arrives.
In this satiricial rom-com about family, the Welsh language and Brexit, we follow the story from Cardiff, to the Tumble and on to Valencia.
Pan wenodd y lleuad, Horacek, Petr
One night on the farm everything is topsy-turvy and the moon will only smile when things are put right. It's time for him to light the stars, one by one.
Tractor ar ras, Milbourne, Anna
A story about Doli the mare helping to pull the Cae Berllan tractor out of the water. This is the new hardback edition of a popular series to encourage children to start learning to read themselves, including an opportunity to search for a yellow duck on each page. A Welsh adaptation of The Runaway Tractor.
As April 2nd marked World Autism Awareness Day below is a list of books that could help better your understanding of Autism and neurodiversity as a whole:
The reason I jump, Naoki Higashida
You’ve never read a book like The Reason I Jump. Written by Naoki Higashida, a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, it is a one-of-a-kind memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon
Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions.

This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighbourhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years
House Rules, Jodi Picoult
When your son can’t look you in the eye . . . does that mean he’s guilty?
Jacob Hunt is a teen with Asperger’s syndrome. He’s hopeless at reading social cues or expressing himself well to others, though he is brilliant in many ways. But he has a special focus on one subject—forensic analysis. A police scanner in his room clues him in to crime scenes, and he’s always showing up and telling the cops what to do. And he’s usually right.
Mockingbird, Kathryn Erskine
The National Book Award Winner and One of the Most Important Novels of our time for Young Readers.
Caitlin has Asperger's. The world according to her is black and white; anything in between is confusing. Before, when things got confusing, Caitlin went to her older brother, Devon, for help. But Devon was killed in a school shooting, and Caitlin's dad is so distraught that he is just not helpful. Caitlin wants everything to go back to the way things were, but she doesn't know how to do that.
Head down to your local library to pick up your book today, or use our website to check what’s in stock, borrow free e-books and more:

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