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31/03/2020

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We've launched the ReadingZone Bookclub to help you with book recommendations, introducing authors and new books each week, and to help keep bookworms reading in the coming weeks.

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Carnegie and Greenaway shortlists announced

19/03/2020

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The shortlists for the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals, the UK's oldest book awards for children and young people, have been announced but it is unclear how this year's Shadowing and Shadowers' Choice Award will be managed in the light of school closures.

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Harry Potter is Blue Peter 'winner of winners'

05/03/2020

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by JK Rowling has won the Blue Peter Winner of Winners Award. The winner of this year's award for the Best Story has also been announced - Vashti Hardy's Wildspark.

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Children's reading for pleasure in decline

05/03/2020

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An emphasis on literacy over reading for pleasure, failing to read aloud to children and increases in screen time are contributing to a 'long term decline' in the percentage of children reading for pleasure, according to a new report from publisher Egmont.

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Children's Book Award shortlist announced

02/03/2020

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A dog that plays jazz, a human soul captured in an animal-like machine and ... PEAS are all shortlisted for the Children's Book Award 2020 - chosen and voted for entirely by children.

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Best Blue Peter book?

25/02/2020

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This year is the 20th anniversary of the Blue Peter Book Awards and to help celebrate, Blue Peter wants to know which of its winning books is your favourite.

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BBC's Noughts & Crosses launches

24/02/2020

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The BBC's adaptation of Malorie Blackman's novel Noughts and Crosses will start to air on Thursday 5th March on BBC1, with all episodes available to stream on BBC iPlayer after that date.

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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.

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Book of the week

Big Dog, Little Dog: Lift-the-Flap Opposites

Elodie Jarret

Big Dog, Little Dog: Lift-the-Flap Opposites

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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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