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NEWS

Stories with a twist

21/02/2019

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...

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Carnegie and Greenaway Longlists announced

20/02/2019

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...

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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

Monsters: The passion and loss that created Frankenstein

Mary Shelley was just 16 years old when she ran away from home to travel to Europe to be with the man she loved, Percy Bysshe Shelley. In this remarkable account Sharon Dogar brings to life both Mary Shelley and her...

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The Burning

The Burning juxtaposes two stories: one of a contemporary teenaged girl being abused over social media; the other, a young woman accused of witchcraft in the 17th century. Anna has had to leave her school suddenly...

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