SLA Non Fiction Awards

The School Library Association (SLA) has announced the winners of the School Library Association Information Book Award 2019 and the Hachette Children's Group Award for Outstanding Contribution to Information Books.

13/11/2019SLA Non Fiction Awards

Letter to a Head Teacher

ReadingZone is sharing a letter sent by a parent to their child's new secondary school, asking why it doesn't have a professional school librarian - and explaining what the children are missing out by not having one.

10/11/2019Letter to a Head Teacher

Carnegie and Kate Greenaway nominations

Nominations for the 2020 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals have been announced, with more than 162 books nominated for both medals. The longlists will be announced in February 2020.

04/11/2019Carnegie and Kate Greenaway nominations

Halloween giveaways!!

ReadingZone is working with Stripes Publishing to do a special Halloween giveaway to two primary and secondary schools this month - two sets of five books of Skeleton Keys by Guy Bass and Whiteout (Red Eye) by Gabriel Dylan!!

27/10/2019Halloween giveaways!!

Blue Peter Book Awards 2020 longlists

The Blue Peter Book Awards 2020 longlists have been announced, highlighting some of the best fiction and non fiction published in the last year.

24/10/2019Blue Peter Book Awards 2020 longlists

Publisher lobbies for 'statutory storytime'

Publisher Egmont is lobbying the government to get 'statutory storytime' into the national curriculum. The campaign is supported by former children's laureate Michael Morpurgo.

23/10/2019Publisher lobbies for 'statutory storytime'

Call for investment in public libraries

CILIP and The Big Issue have joined forces to launch a new evidence-based report calling on Central Government to 'build the future' by investing in public libraries.

23/10/2019Call for investment in public libraries

Is fiction best for developing reading skills?

New research suggests that teenagers' reading skills might developed more by reading fiction than other types of reading material - including non-fiction, newspapers, magazines and comics.

23/10/2019Is fiction best for developing reading skills?

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