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The Skylarks' War wins the Costa children's award

07/01/2019

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The Skylarks' War by Hilary McKay (Macmillan Children's Books), a novel about growing up, lost love and the impact of war away from the battlefields, has won the Costa Children's Book Award and is now up against four other writers for the overall Costa award.

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ReadingZone Festival 2019

07/01/2019

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We are thrilled to announce our line-up for the ReadingZone Festival 2019, when we will be taking bestselling authors to meet 4,000 children at schools in Surrey during a full week of events in February.

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An edgy mystery with a fairy tale twist!

05/01/2019

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We've been chatting with Samuel J Halpin about his new book - The Peculiar Peggs of Riddling Woods. If you like your stories edgier, with a touch of fairy tales, you'll love this!

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Mortal Engines comes to the big screen

02/12/2018

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If you enjoy danger, adrenaline and big landscapes in films, then you're in for a treat with the new Mortal Engines film, coming to cinemas this December.

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Costa shortlist announced

27/11/2018

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The shortlists for the 2018 Costa Book Awards have been announced. The Costa Children's Book Awards shortlist includes novels by David Almond, Candy Gourlay, Matt Killeen and Hilary McKay.

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Information Book Award 2018 winners announced

11/11/2018

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The overall winner of the Information Book Award 2018, announced to tie in with Non-Fiction November, is Look I'm a Scientist published by Dorling Kindersley.

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Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medal nominations

08/11/2018

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The nominations have been announced for the CILIP Carnegie Medal and CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal. For the first time this year, the children and students shadowing the awards will help to choose a children's choice prize for each medal, which will be awarded alongside the winners of the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals.

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Celebrating 20 years of the Children's Laureate

04/11/2018

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Plans have been unveiled for next year's celebration of 20 years of the Children's Laureate, a role that was created in 1999 by Poet Laureate Ted Hughes and children's author Michael Morpurgo.

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