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WIN a framed print of your poem

20/10/2018

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Love writing poetry? Aged 7-11? Then how about entering this poetry competition - and if you win, artist Frann Preston-Gannon will illustrated it for you!

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Football School Giveaway!

18/10/2018

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We're celebrating the new Football School book with a special giveaway - three sets of the amazing Football School series! Plus we've got some terrific Top Ten Facts about football from the authors to share.

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Halloween giveaway!

18/10/2018

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Want to meet the world's worst vampire...? We're thrilled to be giving away three sets of the Vlad the World's Worst Vampire books by Anna Wilson for Halloween, thanks to publisher Stripes Publishing!

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David Walliams' new winter tale

16/10/2018

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David Walliams, who continuously heads up the children's bestseller lists, has a new book coming on 6th November called The Ice Monster (14.99), published by HarperCollins Children's Books.

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World Book Day books announced

15/10/2018

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Malorie Blackman, Abi Elphinstone, Sibeal Pounder and Patrice Lawrence are among the authors writing a World Book Day book that children will be able to exchange for their WBD vouchers. World Book Day will take place on 7 March 2019.

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Witch Wars giveaway!

13/10/2018

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We're celebrating the latest Witch Wars book, Witch Tricks, with a fabulous giveaway of two full sets of the Witch Wars series by Sibeal Pounder (Bloomsbury Children's Books).

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Write a story in under 50 words

13/10/2018

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Storytime magazine is celebrating its 50th issue with a story writing competition for children aged three to nine years, challenging them to write a story in up to 50 words. The deadline is 30 November 2018.

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Voting opens for 2018 Readers Awards

12/10/2018

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Voting for the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards - the only book awards curated by bookshops and voted for by booklovers - is now open, with shortlisted books including Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend and Where the World Ends by Geraldine McCaughrean.

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Meet the Twitches

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