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Children's Book Awards shortlist

25/02/2019

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Children can start to vote for their favourite books from the 2019 Children's Book Award shortlist, which has just been announced, and includes funny adventure stories as well as books featuring homelessness and mental health.

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Design a Book Token Competition

24/02/2019

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Schools could win hundreds of pounds worth of books by entering the National Book Tokens Design a Book Token competition for World Book Day.

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Stories with a twist

21/02/2019

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Author Michael Rosen is looking for 'stories with a twist' in a competition from publisher Scholastic to encourage children to write creatively. Prizes include 50 copies of a book filled with your pupils' creative writing.

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Carnegie and Greenaway Longlists announced

20/02/2019

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Diversity, women's rights, mental health and human rights are among the themes covered in the titles longlisted for this year's CILIP Carnegie and Greenaway medals, the prestigious children's book awards judged by children's specialist librarians.

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Make a Picture Book Competition

14/02/2019

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The ReadingZone Picture Book Competition 2019, challenging those aged 4-18 years to make a picture book, has now closed. The winners, chosen by author and illustrator Steven Lenton, will be announced on 24 June.

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Awards announced for the funniest books for children

14/02/2019

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The winners of the Laugh Out Loud Awards ('The Lollies') have been announced - with Tom Gates, a chocolate bunny and a bonkers diary of a pig among the books that made children laugh out loud!

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WICKED call for entries

13/02/2019

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Children aged five to 25 years can enter the Wicked Young Writer Awards, writing up to 750 words of a story, play or poem and, for older entrants, non-fiction as well. The closing date is Monday 18th March 2019.

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Laura Bates introduces The Burning at Foyles

07/02/2019

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Laura Bates, author and founder of The Everyday Sexism Project, will be at Foyles on Tuesday 19th February, 6.30pm-7.30pm, talking about her new YA novel, The Burning, which tackles gender equality and social media.

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