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A taste of what's happening around the country.


Children's illustrators shortlisted

22/05/2020

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The shortlist for the 2020 Klaus Flugge Prize, which highlights the most promising and exciting newcomers to picture book illustration, has been announced.


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Lockwood and Co series coming to Netflix

19/05/2020

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Lockwood fans and those who love their adventures a little spooky...Netflix has commissioned an action adventure series based on the Lockwood novels by Jonathan Stroud.

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Big Dreams writing competition & festival

18/05/2020

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Puffin is to launch a Big Dreamers Writing Competition for children aged 6-18 years in the run-up to its online Festival of Big Dreams (8th - 14th June), part of its 80th birthday celebrations.

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Alex Rider Prime television series

13/05/2020

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Teenage spy Alex Rider is coming to Amazon Prime with a new television series this June. An eight episode series, based on the second Alex Rider novel, Point Blanc, will be available on Amazon Prime from Thursday 4th June.

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'Draw with Rob' world record attempt

12/05/2020

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Author and illustrator Rob Biddulph, whose Draw with Rob videos have amassed a huge online following, will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the World's Biggest Art Lesson on 21 May - and you're all invited to join in!

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Writing competition from Nicola Morgan

12/05/2020

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Author Nicola Morgan is running an 'anti-viral' creative writing and poster competition for those aged 11-18 years, with free visits from the author and books as prizes. Closing date is 31 May.

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Write a Letter from Lockdown

11/05/2020

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Top authors are writing letters to children during lock down - a project set up by The Children's Bookshow - and encouraging them to write their own 'lockdown letters'.

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Life in Lockdown writing competition

11/05/2020

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A writing competition has been launched for those aged 7-17, about life during lockdown, which will be judged by authors with categories for each year. Closing date is Friday 17th July.

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Meet the Twitches

Hayley Scott

Meet the Twitches

~ Babies & Toddlers
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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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