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Little Rebels fiction award shortlist

18/04/2019

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Government propaganda, militarization, misjudged Western 'aid' and the UK's participation in the slave trade are some of the themes highlighted by this year's shortlist for the Little Rebels Award for Radical Children's Fiction.

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A surprising story

16/04/2019

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Like the 'Surprising Seeds' in this story, BLOOM will wind its way into your heart, take root in your imagination and encourage it to grow in quite unexpected ways. You have been warned!

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UKLA Book AWards shortlists announced

08/04/2019

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The shortlists for the UKLA Book Awards, selected by teachers, have been announced. The shortlists highlight quality children's books that can also be used in the classroom. A panel of ten teachers will go on to choose the winning books.

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Naughty Naughty Baddies giveaway

29/03/2019

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To celebrate the second adventure by the Naughty Naughty Baddies by Mark Sperring and Mr Gum illustrator David Tazzyman (Bloomsbury Children's Books), we're giving away two sets of both picture books.

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Giveaway of new Benji Davies picture book!

29/03/2019

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We're delighted to have three copies of Benji Davies's new picture book, Tad, to give away to three lucky members! The picture book is published by HarperCollinsChildrensBooks this month.

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Make a Picture Book Competition

28/03/2019

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We are inviting those aged four to 18 years to create their own picture book, with author and illustrator Steven Lenton (illus of Dinosaurs Don't Draw and The Nothing to See Here Hotel) choosing the winners!

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The Boy at the Back of the Class wins Waterstones prize

23/03/2019

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Onjali Q Rauf's The Boy at the Back of the Class has won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2019. The story, about a young refugee boy, was chosen as the winner by Waterstones booksellers.

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Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Shortlists

19/03/2019

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The eight-strong shortlists for the prestigious CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals have been announced. Thousands of schools around the country will now start to shadow the awards. The winners will be announced on Tuesday 18th June.

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Children of Blood and Bone

Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone

~ Babies & Toddlers
~ Pre School
~ Early Readers
~ Confident Readers
~ Young Adult

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