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Fairies, trolls and eternal life!

02/07/2020

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Return to a world of fairies, humans and mayhem in THE FOWL TWINS. Meet the younger brothers of arch villain Artemis Fowl; Author EOIN COLFER tells us more about the new Fowl adventures!


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Henrietta Branford Writing Competition winners

01/07/2020

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More young people have been writing during lockdown, if the record number of entries to the Henrietta Branford Writing Competition is anything to go by.

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Indie book awards

26/06/2020

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Independent booksellers have awarded The Girl Who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson (Usborne) the Children's Fiction award for the Books are My Bag award. Don't Worry, Little Crab by Chris Haughton (Walker Books) won the Picture Book category.

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Carnegie & Greenaway winners announced

18/06/2020

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Anthony McGowan has won the Carnegie Medal for Lark (Barrington Stoke) while the Kate Greenaway Medal has gone to Shaun Tan for Tales from the Inner City (Walker Books), which he wrote and illustrated.

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Free online writing conference for young people

16/06/2020

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Don't forget to sign up for StoryCon - the free, annual creative writing and illustration online conference for young people in Scotland, Thursday 18 to Friday 19 June, organised by Scottish Booktrust.

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Edinburgh 2020 Book Festival to go digital

16/06/2020

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The Edinburgh International Book Festival will be offering a range of events online, replacing its traditional book festival from Saturday 15th to Monday 31st August.

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Puffin Festival highlights available online

16/06/2020

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Last week's Puffin Festival of Big Dreams - a seven-day digital festival - saw 250,000 visits, and now you can watch the festival highlights online.

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YALC postponed to 2021

04/06/2020

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The YA Literature Convention (YALC) organisers have announced that the event will be postponed to 23rd - 25th July 2021, running alongside next year's London Film & Comic Con.

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