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A taste of what's happening around the country.


Giveaway of new Benji Davies picture book!

12/03/2019

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We're delighted to have three copies of Benji Davies's new picture book, Tad, to give away to three lucky members! The picture book is published by HarperCollinsChildrensBooks this month.

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Blue Peter Book Awards 2019

07/03/2019

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The winners of the Blue Peter Book Awards 2019 have been announced, with The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q Rauf winning the Best Fiction award.

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Can storytime improve children's reading?

05/03/2019

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As research reveals that the number of children aged 0-13 being read to daily has fallen to 32%, publisher Egmont has called for storytime to be an intrinsic part of the primary school day, following a successful independent study.

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STORMHOUND competition

03/03/2019

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We loved your entries for our Stormhound competition, when we asked for your ideas for what would be your favourite pet magical pet. Here are the winners!

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YA Book Prize shortlist announced

28/02/2019

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Louise O'Neill, who won the first YA Book Prize in 2015 with Only Ever Yours (Quercus), is once again shortlisted this year alongside authors Juno Dawson, Laura Dockrill, Muhammad Khan, Sara Barnard, Katherine Webber, Tom Pollock, Alice Oseman and Fiona Shaw.

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Children's Book Awards shortlist

25/02/2019

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Children can start to vote for their favourite books from the 2019 Children's Book Award shortlist, which has just been announced, and includes funny adventure stories as well as books featuring homelessness and mental health.

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Design a Book Token Competition

24/02/2019

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Schools could win hundreds of pounds worth of books by entering the National Book Tokens Design a Book Token competition for World Book Day.

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Stories with a twist

21/02/2019

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Author Michael Rosen is looking for 'stories with a twist' in a competition from publisher Scholastic to encourage children to write creatively. Prizes include 50 copies of a book filled with your pupils' creative writing.

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