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Shadowers and judges unite in award winners

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo has won the CILIP Carnegie Medal, while illustrator Jackie Morris has won her first CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal with 'cultural phenomenon' The Lost Words. Both books were also the first...

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ReadingZone is working with publishers to help get new books into schools. Let us know if you'd like to review any of the following books (ages 3-16 years) for ReadingZone!

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The Garden of Lost Secrets

The Garden of Lost Secrets, aimed at readers aged 9+, is set during The Great War in 1916. Clara has been sent to stay with her aunt and uncle who work on a large country estate. On arriving her Aunt, Mrs Gilbert, is...

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The Good Thieves

This is the new novel from master storyteller Katherine Rundell. When she and her mother travel to New York in the 1920s, Vita is heartbroken to see how unhappy her grandfather is as he has been cheated out of his...

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