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NEWS

UKLA Book Awards winners announced

13/07/2019

The winners of the UKLA Book Awards for 2019 - the only book awards to be judged solely by teachers - have been announced and include a picture book, middle grade adventure and a book for older readers.

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Little Rebels 2019 award winner

12/07/2019

Catherine Johnson has won the 2019 Little Rebels Award for Radical Fiction for her short historical novel, Freedom.

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Forum

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Library Initiatives

Setting up your Chatterbooks group

Setting up your Chatterbooks group

Chatterbooks, the national reading group initiative based in public libraries, is now moving into schools. What is Chatterbooks? Chatterbooks is a nationally-coordinated programme of reading groups run...

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Latest Titles

You Won't Believe This

From the author of bestselling and Carnegie-nominated debut Boy Underwater comes another moving, hilarious novel of friendship and family secrets, which shows that people are people, no matter where they’re...

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Bad Mermaids: On Thin Ice

In the kingdom of Frostopia, mermaids Beattie, Mimi and Zelda have come to the aid of Maritza Mist, a famous water witch who supplies magic spells to the underwater kingdoms. Two notoriously bad mermaids have...

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