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Shadowers and judges unite in award winners

18/06/2019

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The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo has won the CILIP Carnegie Medal, while illustrator Jackie Morris has won her first CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal with 'cultural phenomenon' The Lost Words. Both books were also the first choice of thousands of school children for the separate 'Shadowers' Choice Awards.

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A book about difference wins award

11/06/2019

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Arree Chung's Mixed - a book about colour, tolerance and embracing differences - has been chosen by children as the winner of the Children's Book Award 2019.

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The Children's Bookshow tickets available

11/06/2019

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The Children's Bookshow 2019 opens in London with Neal Layton at the Old Vic on Friday 20th September, and will take 16 authors, artists and poets to 15 theatres around the country ending with Michael Rosen in Hull.


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Winner of Reigate & Banstead Writes

05/06/2019

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We're delighted to share the winning entry for the Reigate Writes competition among schools in Surrey, which was won by 12 year old Katy Adanaya from Warwick School.

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Klaus Flugge illustration prize

16/05/2019

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The six picture books shortlisted for the Klaus Flugge Prize, which recognises promising new picture book illustrators, have been announced - and we have a set of the shortlisted books to give away!

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Celebrating the first ascent of Mount Everest

12/05/2019

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You might already know that Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first people to reach the top of Everest, but in EVEREST: THE STORY OF EDMUND HILLARY AND TENZING NORGAY, you learn what lies behind of each their successes.

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Barnes Children's Literature Festival

06/05/2019

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Don't miss out on the upcoming Barnes Children's Literature Festival that will see authors including David Almond, Robin Stevens, Steve Antony, SF Said, Sibeal Pounder and Axel Scheffler appearing across a packed two-day programme of public events.

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Summer Reading Challenge

27/04/2019

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This year's Summer Reading Challenge, Space Chase, will launch in local libraries on 22nd June in Scotland and 13th July in England and Wales and some 700,000 children are expected to take part.

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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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