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Worlds of difference

03/09/2019

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Look out for galaxies, stardust and two brothers trying to work things out in THE SPACE WE'RE IN by KATYA BALEN, who tell us more about her debut novel.

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Roald Dahl Day 13 September

03/09/2019

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Roald Dahl Day on 13 September is celebrating Matilda and bravery - a party pack is available for schools to download and BBC Teach will make an interactive Roald Dahl lesson available.

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The Addams Family giveaway!

27/08/2019

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Look out for this spooky, hilarious book based on the new animated film, the Addams Family. We have copies to give away!

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BBC plans Michael Morpurgo animation

22/08/2019

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The BBC is planning an animated adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's story Mimi and the Mountain Dragon, with the production based on the original illustrations by Emily Gravett. It will be broadcast during the Christmas break.

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Encouraging teenagers to read

20/08/2019

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Scottish Book Trust has launched a new app to encourage young people in early secondary years to read for pleasure - both regular readers and more reluctant readers.

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Funniest books for children

20/08/2019

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Most children say that they want books that will make them laugh, so don't miss the 2020 Laugh Out Loud (The Lollies) shortlist which highlights this year's funniest books for children.

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UKLA Book Awards winners announced

13/07/2019

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The winners of the UKLA Book Awards for 2019 - the only book awards to be judged solely by teachers - have been announced and include a picture book, middle grade adventure and a book for older readers.

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'Little Rebels' award winner

12/07/2019

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Author Catherine Johnson has won the 2019 Little Rebels Award for Radical Fiction for her novel, Freedom, which follows a young enslaved boy after he is brought to England.

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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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