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Young Creators Award Winner 2019

23/06/2019

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A story and a manual for 'How to Deal With a Bugly-Whump' by James from
Paddock Wood Primary School has won the Young Creators Award in the ReadingZone Picture Book Competition 2019, with runners-up prizes going to Finny's Angry Book by Tristan (Milton CE Primary School) and The Chair Monster by Oliver (Leafield Primary School).

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Secondary Award Winner 2019

23/06/2019

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Congratulations to Ruby and Bea at St Cecilia's C of E School for winning the Secondary Award of the ReadingZone Picture Book Competition for their picture book, To Be Grateful is Key.

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Achievement Award Winner 2019

23/06/2019

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Congratulations to Eastfield Infant and Nursery School for winning this year's Achievement Award as a result of their whole school enthusiasm for the ReadingZone Picture Book Competition, with every class entering a picture book to the competition.

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Shadowers and judges unite in award winners

18/06/2019

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The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo has won the CILIP Carnegie Medal, while illustrator Jackie Morris has won her first CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal with 'cultural phenomenon' The Lost Words. Both books were also the first choice of thousands of school children for the separate 'Shadowers' Choice Awards.

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A book about difference wins award

11/06/2019

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Arree Chung's Mixed - a book about colour, tolerance and embracing differences - has been chosen by children as the winner of the Children's Book Award 2019.

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The Children's Bookshow tickets available

11/06/2019

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The Children's Bookshow 2019 opens in London with Neal Layton at the Old Vic on Friday 20th September, and will take 16 authors, artists and poets to 15 theatres around the country ending with Michael Rosen in Hull.


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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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