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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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Big Book Giveaway

12/10/2018

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Bestselling author James Patterson is partnering with Scholastic Book Clubs to give away over 50,000 of books to schools, starting with a 25,000 giveaway this autumn. Closing date is 31 October.

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Christmas Storytellers online show

12/10/2018

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Puffin will beam The Christmas Storytellers' Show live into classrooms on 7th December at 2pm, with a dazzling line-up of authors including Philip Pullman and Robin Stevens.

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Return to the world of Cogheart!

11/10/2018

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We were thrilled to see a new Cogheart adventure that takes us back to a world of clockwork people and animals, airships and mystery! We spoke with author PETER BUNZL to find out more about SKYCIRCUS!

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Children of Blood and Bone

Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone

~ Babies & Toddlers
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~ Early Readers
~ Confident Readers
~ Young Adult

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