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UKLA Book AWards shortlists announced

08/04/2019

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The shortlists for the UKLA Book Awards, selected by teachers, have been announced. The shortlists highlight quality children's books that can also be used in the classroom. A panel of ten teachers will go on to choose the winning books.

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Naughty Naughty Baddies giveaway

29/03/2019

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To celebrate the second adventure by the Naughty Naughty Baddies by Mark Sperring and Mr Gum illustrator David Tazzyman (Bloomsbury Children's Books), we're giving away two sets of both picture books.

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Giveaway of new Benji Davies picture book!

29/03/2019

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We're delighted to have three copies of Benji Davies's new picture book, Tad, to give away to three lucky members! The picture book is published by HarperCollinsChildrensBooks this month.

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Make a Picture Book Competition

28/03/2019

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We are inviting those aged four to 18 years to create their own picture book, with author and illustrator Steven Lenton (illus of Dinosaurs Don't Draw and The Nothing to See Here Hotel) choosing the winners!

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The Boy at the Back of the Class wins Waterstones prize

23/03/2019

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Onjali Q Rauf's The Boy at the Back of the Class has won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2019. The story, about a young refugee boy, was chosen as the winner by Waterstones booksellers.

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Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Shortlists

19/03/2019

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The eight-strong shortlists for the prestigious CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals have been announced. Thousands of schools around the country will now start to shadow the awards. The winners will be announced on Tuesday 18th June.

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Blue Peter Book Awards 2019

07/03/2019

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The winners of the Blue Peter Book Awards 2019 have been announced, with The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q Rauf winning the Best Fiction award.

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Can storytime improve children's reading?

05/03/2019

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As research reveals that the number of children aged 0-13 being read to daily has fallen to 32%, publisher Egmont has called for storytime to be an intrinsic part of the primary school day, following a successful independent study.

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