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Mortal Engines comes to the big screen

02/12/2018

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If you enjoy danger, adrenaline and big landscapes in films, then you're in for a treat with the new Mortal Engines film, coming to cinemas this December. fish

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Costa shortlist announced

27/11/2018

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The shortlists for the 2018 Costa Book Awards have been announced. The Costa Children's Book Awards shortlist includes novels by David Almond, Candy Gourlay, Matt Killeen and Hilary McKay.fish

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Information Book Award 2018 winners announced

11/11/2018

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The overall winner of the Information Book Award 2018, announced to tie in with Non-Fiction November, is Look I'm a Scientist published by Dorling Kindersley.fish

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Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medal nominations

08/11/2018

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The nominations have been announced for the CILIP Carnegie Medal and CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal. For the first time this year, the children and students shadowing the awards will help to choose a children's choice prize for each medal, which will be awarded alongside the winners of the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals.fish

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Celebrating 20 years of the Children's Laureate

04/11/2018

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Plans have been unveiled for next year's celebration of 20 years of the Children's Laureate, a role that was created in 1999 by Poet Laureate Ted Hughes and children's author Michael Morpurgo.fish

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Blue Peter Book Awards longlist announced

30/10/2018

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The longlists for the Best Story and the Best Book with Facts for the Blue Peter Book Awards have been announced and includes a range of titles from funny and fantasy books to adventure and real life issues.fish

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WIN a framed print of your poem

20/10/2018

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Love writing poetry? Aged 7-11? Then how about entering this poetry competition - and if you win, artist Frann Preston-Gannon will illustrated it for you!fish

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Football School Giveaway!

18/10/2018

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We're celebrating the new Football School book with a special giveaway - three sets of the amazing Football School series! Plus we've got some terrific Top Ten Facts about football from the authors to share.fish

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