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BBC plans Michael Morpurgo animation

22/08/2019

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The BBC is planning an animated adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's story Mimi and the Mountain Dragon, with the production based on the original illustrations by Emily Gravett. It will be broadcast during the Christmas break.

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Encouraging young teenagers to read

20/08/2019

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Scottish Book Trust has launched a new app to encourage children in early secondary years to read for pleasure - both regular readers and more reluctant readers.

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Funniest books for children

20/08/2019

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Most children say that they want books that will make them laugh, so don't miss the 2020 Laugh Out Loud (The Lollies) shortlist which highlights this year's funniest books for children.

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UKLA Book Awards winners announced

13/07/2019

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The winners of the UKLA Book Awards for 2019 - the only book awards to be judged solely by teachers - have been announced and include a picture book, middle grade adventure and a book for older readers.

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'Little Rebels' award winner

12/07/2019

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Author Catherine Johnson has won the 2019 Little Rebels Award for Radical Fiction for her novel, Freedom, which follows a young enslaved boy after he is brought to England.

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Cressida Cowell is the new Children's Laureate

11/07/2019

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Cressida Cowell, bestselling author and illustrator of the How to Train Your Dragon and The Wizards of Once series, and author of the Emily Brown picture books, is the new Children's Laureate. She will hold the post until 2021.

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Steven Camden wins CLiPPA poetry award

04/07/2019

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Acclaimed script-writer and spoken word artist Steven Camden was today announced as the winner of the annual poetry award, CLiPPA (Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award).

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Percy the Park Keeper Giveaway!

04/07/2019

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We're celebrating 30 years of Percy the Park Keeper and his animal friends with a giveaway of this funny new story in the series from award-winning author and illustrator, Nick Butterworth.

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Meet the Twitches

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Meet the Twitches

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