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A taste of what's happening around the country.


Hip Hop artist wins poetry award

24/06/2018

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Hip Hop artist and debut poet Karl Nova has won the CLiPPA 2018 children's poetry award, while the Rising Stars poetry collection is highly commended.


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Where the World Ends wins Carnegie Medal

20/06/2018

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Geraldine McCaughrean has won the Carnegie Medal for her powerful novel, Where the World Ends (Usborne Books) while Canadian illustrator Sydney Smith wins the Kate Greenaway Medal for his illustrations of Joanne Schwartz's Town Is by the Sea (Walker Books).

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Celebrating Football Heroes!

20/06/2018

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To celebrate the World Cup - and to encourage young readers - we're thrilled to be giving away an entire set of Football Hero books by Matt and Tom Oldfield (Kings Road Publishing), including stars such as Pogba, Zidane, Messi, Ronaldo, Figo and Neuer.

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A football quiz to kick off the World Cup!

20/06/2018

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We've teamed up with Walker Books, publisher of Football School by Ben Lyttleton and and Alex Bellos, to provide a quiz for your football-mad children to test out their knowledge during the World Cup football season.

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Art and craft projects for the classroom

11/06/2018

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Children's Laureate Lauren Child is calling for a focus on creativity in children's lives - inside and outside school - and is using Children's Art Week (9-17th June) to launch a series of free creative resources.

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National Book Tokens competition

11/06/2018

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Your school library could win 5,000 or 5,000 worth of books in this year's National Book Tokens draw, enough to buy hundreds of books to stock your shelves. The closing date for entries is Tuesday 31st July 2018 at 11:59pm.

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Books that will make you 'laugh out loud'

04/06/2018

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The shortlist for the 2018 Laugh Out Loud Awards (or 'Lollies'), which celebrates funny books for children, has been announced by former Children's Laureate, author and poet Michael Rosen.

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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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