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Information book award shortlist

20/05/2018

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The School Library Association has announced the shortlist for the 2018 SLA Information Book Award, which includes titles for readers aged from 7 to 16 years.

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Foyles poetry award opens for entries

20/05/2018

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The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2018 is now open for entries to any writer aged 11-17. The deadline for entries is midnight (BST) 31 July 2018.

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Sign up for StoryCon 2018!

20/05/2018

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Storycon, Scotland's creative writing and illustration conference - designed by teenagers for teenagers, is taking place in Glasgow on 23-24 June and teenagers can now sign up for their free place.

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Puffin's Creative Writing Show

20/05/2018

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Publisher Puffin's next Virtually Live free online programme will take place on Friday 15 June at 2pm, when children will be challenged to think and write creatively and develop their own characters.

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Klaus Flugge Prize recognises debut illustrators

16/05/2018

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Five original picture books by debut illustrators have made the shortlist for the 2018 Klaus Flugge Prize, with subjects ranging from boxes for a cat, a box holding the Night, the story of a Mars explorer, the adventures of a paper boat, and a child seeking a new home.

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A football book for everyone

15/05/2018

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With the World Cup around the corner, young - and much older! - football fans will love RUSSELL AYTO's new illustrated story about an underdog football team and its new star player!

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Cogheart wins 'Awesome' award

03/05/2018

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Hundreds of young readers from across the South East have celebrated the Awesome Book Awards 2018 prize-giving, with author Peter Bunzl taking the top prize for his first children's novel, Cogheart.

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Little Rebels shortlist

03/05/2018

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The shortlist for this year's Little Rebels Award for Radical Children's Fiction includes books referencing Islamophobia, young people's activism, the Syrian conflict, challenges to gendered occupations and the English class system.

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Children of Blood and Bone

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Children of Blood and Bone

~ Babies & Toddlers
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~ Young Adult

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