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Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Longlists announced

20/02/2020

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The longlists for the 2020 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals - children's books oldest award - have been announced, with current topics including homelessness and the refugee crisis covered in many of the nominated books.fish

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Waterstones Book Prize

12/02/2020

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The shortlist for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2020 has been announced, including picture books, middle grade and young adult fiction. The shortlist is chosen by Waterstones' booksellers.fish

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Pupil library assistants shortlisted

03/02/2020

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The School Library Association has announced the final shortlist of seven pupil library assistants for the 2020 UK Pupil Library Assistant of the Year Award.fish

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Branford Boase Award longlist announced

29/01/2020

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The longlist for the Branford Boase Award, which recognises debut writers and their editors, has been announced and includes Costa winner Jasbinder Bilan, Sharna Jacksons bestseller High-Rise Mystery and books from independent presses Everything with Words, Firefly Press and Floris Books.fish

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ReadingZone Festival 2020 line-up

29/01/2020

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Next month ReadingZone will be visiting schools across Surrey for this year's ReadingZone Festival, with a fantastic line-up of author events! fish

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Finish this story

24/01/2020

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Aged under 19? Enjoy writing longer stories of up to 1,000 words? Then why not enter the 2020 Henrietta Branford Writing Competition?fish

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WICKED Young Writers Awards

11/01/2020

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Young writers aged 5-25 years have until 2nd March to submit stories of up to 750 words for the Wicked Young Writers Awards, and to enter the non-fiction award For Good.fish

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500 Words 2020

11/01/2020

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The BBC's 500 Words 2020 writing competition for children aged 5-13 years opens for entries on 16th January and will run through to 27th February. fish

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Book of the week

Children of Blood and Bone

Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone

~ Babies & Toddlers
~ Pre School
~ Early Readers
~ Confident Readers
~ Young Adult

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THE BOOKWORM by DEBBIE GLIORI is a gorgeous treat of a story about a boy, Max, and his search for the perfect pet. When Max finds a baby worm that seems to be 'just right', little does he know what the worm will grow up into...

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