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Edinburgh Festival online events

25/08/2020

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This year's Edinburgh International Book Festival is offering a range of author and illustrator events to catch up with online.

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Picture book about space wins Waterstones prize

30/07/2020

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Look Up! by Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola, about a science-mad young black girl trying to distract her brother from his phone, has won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, with Bearmouth by Liz Hyder taking the prize for older readers, and High-Rise Mystery winning the younger readers' prize.


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Facing change

28/07/2020

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Evan Wolkenstein, our Debut Author of the Month, talked to ReadingZone about how his own life inspired his story, TURTLE BOY, about a boy with a facial disfigurement.

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44 very tiny secrets...

19/07/2020

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Betsy's parents are famous pianists, but Betsy finds playing the piano a struggle. Then she's given a solution - involving pumpkin seeds and a tiny secret - well, 44 tiny secrets... SYLVIA BISHOP tells us more!

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YALC @ Home

19/07/2020

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While we can't celebrate YALC (YA Literacy Convention) in person this summer, the organisers have a programme of online events to meet some of our favourite YA authors, Friday 24th to Saturday 26 July.

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Reading is Magic Festival

13/07/2020

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Bath Children's Literature Festival will be taking place online this year, including a schools' programme of 25 events running from Sunday 27 September to Friday 2 October, and themed The Reading is Magic Festival.

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Catch up on Summer Camp

11/07/2020

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Earlier this month Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell ran an online 'Summer Camp' for children and young people, introducing poets, illustrators, storytellers and authors. If you missed it, you can catch up with the videos here.

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Go Wild with the Bolds!

02/07/2020

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Publisher Andersen Press is marking publication of The Bolds Go Wild written by Julian Clary and illustrated by David Roberts with a series of online-exclusive readings from Julian Clary, known as The Bold Hour!

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Book of the week

Children of Blood and Bone

Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone

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

Meet the Author


In this stunning illustrated version of JK Rowling's QUIDDITCH THROUGH THE AGES, illustrator EMILY GRAVETT brings to life the history of the sport, from its medieval inception through to the modern day version that occupies so much of Harry Potter's time

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