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Percy the Park Keeper Giveaway!

04/07/2019

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We're celebrating 30 years of Percy the Park Keeper and his animal friends with a giveaway of this funny new story in the series from award-winning author and illustrator, Nick Butterworth.

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Author visits to schools boost reading skills

28/06/2019

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New research from the National Literacy Trust shows that author visits to schools boost children and young people's reading skills and their enjoyment and confidence in reading and writing. However, only 1 in 4 pupils had an author visit this academic year, with those from the poorest backgrounds most likely to miss out.

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2019 School Librarian of the Year announced

28/06/2019

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Ros Harding at The King's School Chester has been awarded the honour of the School Librarian of the Year 2019. Author Sara Barnard presented Ros Harding with her award at a special ceremony in London.

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I Am Thunder wins Branford Boase Award

28/06/2019

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Muhammad Khan and his editor Lucy Pearse of Macmillan Children's Books (pictured) have been announced as the winners of the 2019 Branford Boase Award, which celebrates debut authors and their editors. The award is now in its 20th year.

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ReadingZone Picture Book Competition Winners!

23/06/2019

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Author and illustrator Steven Lenton has selected the winners of the ReadingZone Picture Book Competition 2019, and we're delighted to share the winning picture books - and overall winner - with you!

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Primary Award Winner 2019

23/06/2019

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Strange Objects by Freddie at Davidson's Mains Primary School - an entertaining story with lively and detailed illustrations and a strong environmental message - has won the Primary Award of the ReadingZone Picture Book Competition, plus the Overall Award.

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Young Creators Award Winner 2019

23/06/2019

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A story and a manual for 'How to Deal With a Bugly-Whump' by James from
Paddock Wood Primary School has won the Young Creators Award in the ReadingZone Picture Book Competition 2019, with runners-up prizes going to Finny's Angry Book by Tristan (Milton CE Primary School) and The Chair Monster by Oliver (Leafield Primary School).

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Secondary Award Winner 2019

23/06/2019

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Congratulations to Ruby and Bea at St Cecilia's C of E School for winning the Secondary Award of the ReadingZone Picture Book Competition for their picture book, To Be Grateful is Key.

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Book of the week

Max and the Millions

Ross Montgomery

Max and the Millions

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

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THE BOOKWORM by DEBBIE GLIORI is a gorgeous treat of a story about a boy, Max, and his search for the perfect pet. When Max finds a baby worm that seems to be 'just right', little does he know what the worm will grow up into...

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