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Catch up on Summer Camp

11/07/2020

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Earlier this month Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell ran an online 'Summer Camp' for children and young people, introducing poets, illustrators, storytellers and authors. If you missed it, you can catch up with the videos here.

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Go Wild with the Bolds!

02/07/2020

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Publisher Andersen Press is marking publication of The Bolds Go Wild written by Julian Clary and illustrated by David Roberts with a series of online-exclusive readings from Julian Clary, known as The Bold Hour!

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Summer Camp

02/07/2020

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Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell, creator of the How to Train Your Dragon and Wizards of Once series, has announced a week of 'Summer Camp' activity to celebrate and showcase children's creativity.


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Henrietta Branford Writing Competition winners

01/07/2020

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More young people have been writing during lockdown, if the record number of entries to the Henrietta Branford Writing Competition is anything to go by.

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Indie book awards

26/06/2020

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Independent booksellers have awarded The Girl Who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson (Usborne) the Children's Fiction award for the Books are My Bag award. Don't Worry, Little Crab by Chris Haughton (Walker Books) won the Picture Book category.

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Carnegie & Greenaway winners announced

18/06/2020

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Anthony McGowan has won the Carnegie Medal for Lark (Barrington Stoke) while the Kate Greenaway Medal has gone to Shaun Tan for Tales from the Inner City (Walker Books), which he wrote and illustrated.

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Free online writing conference for young people

16/06/2020

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Don't forget to sign up for StoryCon - the free, annual creative writing and illustration online conference for young people in Scotland, Thursday 18 to Friday 19 June, organised by Scottish Booktrust.

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Edinburgh 2020 Book Festival to go digital

16/06/2020

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The Edinburgh International Book Festival will be offering a range of events online, replacing its traditional book festival from Saturday 15th to Monday 31st August.

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THE BOOKWORM by DEBBIE GLIORI is a gorgeous treat of a story about a boy, Max, and his search for the perfect pet. When Max finds a baby worm that seems to be 'just right', little does he know what the worm will grow up into...

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