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Carnegie and Kate Greenaway nominations

04/11/2019

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Nominations for the 2020 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals have been announced, with more than 162 books nominated for both medals. The longlists will be announced in February 2020.fish

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Halloween giveaways!!

27/10/2019

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ReadingZone is working with Stripes Publishing to do a special Halloween giveaway to two primary and secondary schools this month - two sets of five books of Skeleton Keys by Guy Bass and Whiteout (Red Eye) by Gabriel Dylan!!fish

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Blue Peter Book Awards 2020 longlists

24/10/2019

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The Blue Peter Book Awards 2020 longlists have been announced, highlighting some of the best fiction and non fiction published in the last year.fish

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Publisher lobbies for 'statutory storytime'

23/10/2019

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Publisher Egmont is lobbying the government to get 'statutory storytime' into the national curriculum. The campaign is supported by former children's laureate Michael Morpurgo.fish

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Call for investment in public libraries

23/10/2019

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CILIP and The Big Issue have joined forces to launch a new evidence-based report calling on Central Government to 'build the future' by investing in public libraries.
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Is fiction best for developing reading skills?

23/10/2019

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New research suggests that teenagers' reading skills might developed more by reading fiction than other types of reading material - including non-fiction, newspapers, magazines and comics.fish

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Early Skills in Reading and Listening

20/10/2019

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A new series of books focused on reading and listening skills aims to support young children in developing independent thinking skills and enthusiasm for reading. Find out more about the newly launched QED Essentials series.fish

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A fresh look at non-fiction from OUP

20/10/2019

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OUP's (Oxford University Press) TreeTops inFact series includes a range of non-fiction titles as part of its TreeTops scheme for primary readers. We asked teachers and librarians to review the series for ReadingZone. 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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