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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 has now launched! 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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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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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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Author & Illustrator Masterclasses for World Book Day

25/01/2019

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World Book Day has created a series of creative, interactive 'masterclasses' for children aged five to 12 years to help inspire them to read, write and illustrate!

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2019 Henrietta Branford Writing Competition

25/01/2019

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Young people aged up to 19 years are invited to complete a story begun by author Mitch Johnson, whose novel Kick won last year's Branford Boase competition.

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A new Shadower's Choice Award for Carnegie Medal announced!

21/01/2019

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A new award will be joining the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal this year, the Shadowers' Choice Award, which will be announced alongside the two Medal winners in June 2019. The new award will be voted for and awarded by the children and young people who shadow the Medals.

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