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Can your school help judge the Blue Peter Book Awards?

19/09/2018

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Schools can apply to be one of the judging schools for the Blue Peter Awards 2019. Schools have until 5pm on 12th October to apply online, via the link below.

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My Name is Not Refugee wins illustration award

13/09/2018

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The winner of the 2018 Klaus Flugge Prize for the most promising and exciting newcomer to children's book illustration is Kate Milner for her picture book, My Name is not Refugee (Barrington Stoke). Victoria Semykina is awarded Highly Commended for her illustrations for The Real Boat (Templar).

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UKLA Book Awards 2019 longlists announced

10/09/2018

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The longlists for the UKLA Book Awards 2019 are announced today, including books in translation, poetry, verse novels and nonfiction titles for children aged three to 16 years. Teachers will decide the shortlists and winning books from each category.

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SLA School Librarian of the Year Honour list announced

06/09/2018

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Four exciting and innovative librarians have made it onto to the Honour List for the SLA School Librarian of the Year Award 2018, which is announced today.

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Yorkshire children's literature festival launches

25/08/2018

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Yorkshire is to hold its first major children's literature festival at Broughton Hall, near Skipton, next month, with more than 65 authors, poets, illustrators, storytellers and animators taking part as well as over 200 schools.

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Sainsburys Children's Book Awards 2018

25/08/2018

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The shortlist for the fifth Sainsbury's Children's Book Award has been announced and includes nominations for the best baby and toddler books, picture books, fiction, learning and development titles and favourite characters.

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Celebrate Roald Dahl Day

25/08/2018

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James and the Giant Peach will be the focus of celebrations for this year's Roald Dahl Day on 13 September with an online show, links with the Natural History Museum and a Roald Dahl Day Party Pack available via the link, below.

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An underwater thriller for 11+ readers

16/08/2018

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Author Lindsay Galvin has been telling us how living in Thailand helped inspire her thrilling adventure, The Secret Deep (Chicken House), which has an incredible mystery at its heart.

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