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Winner of Reigate & Banstead Writes

05/06/2019

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We're delighted to share the winning entry for the Reigate Writes competition among schools in Surrey, which was won by 12 year old Katy Adanaya from Warwick School.

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Klaus Flugge illustration prize

16/05/2019

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The six picture books shortlisted for the Klaus Flugge Prize, which recognises promising new picture book illustrators, have been announced - and we have a set of the shortlisted books to give away!

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Celebrating the first ascent of Mount Everest

12/05/2019

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You might already know that Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first people to reach the top of Everest, but in EVEREST: THE STORY OF EDMUND HILLARY AND TENZING NORGAY, you learn what lies behind of each their successes.

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Barnes Children's Literature Festival

06/05/2019

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Don't miss out on the upcoming Barnes Children's Literature Festival that will see authors including David Almond, Robin Stevens, Steve Antony, SF Said, Sibeal Pounder and Axel Scheffler appearing across a packed two-day programme of public events.

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Summer Reading Challenge

27/04/2019

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This year's Summer Reading Challenge, Space Chase, will launch in local libraries on 22nd June in Scotland and 13th July in England and Wales and some 700,000 children are expected to take part.

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Poetry award shortlist announced

27/04/2019

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The shortlist for the CLiPPA poetry award (The Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award) has been announced and includes novels in verse as well as poetry for older readers. Schools can now register to shadow the awards.

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Little Rebels fiction award shortlist

18/04/2019

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Government propaganda, militarization, misjudged Western 'aid' and the UK's participation in the slave trade are some of the themes highlighted by this year's shortlist for the Little Rebels Award for Radical Children's Fiction.

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A surprising story

16/04/2019

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Like the 'Surprising Seeds' in this story, BLOOM will wind its way into your heart, take root in your imagination and encourage it to grow in quite unexpected ways. You have been warned!

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Max and the Millions

Ross Montgomery

Max and the Millions

~ Babies & Toddlers
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~ Confident Readers
~ Young Adult

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