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Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Longlists announced

20/02/2020

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The longlists for the 2020 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals - children's books oldest award - have been announced, with current topics including homelessness and the refugee crisis covered in many of the nominated books.

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Poetry collection wins 'Lollies'

14/02/2020

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A poetry collection, I Bet I Can Make You Laugh by Joshua Seigal and Tim Wesson, has won the Laugh Out Loud Awards ('The Lollies'), an award created by publisher Scholastic to celebrate the funniest children's books.

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Waterstones Book Prize

12/02/2020

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The shortlist for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2020 has been announced, including picture books, middle grade and young adult fiction. The shortlist is chosen by Waterstones' booksellers.

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WBD share a story

12/02/2020

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World Book Day has launched a nationwide campaign, Share a Million Stories, to help change children's lives by making story-sharing a habit of a lifetime. Schools and families can register for the chance to win some fabulous book prizes.

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Pupil library assistants shortlisted

03/02/2020

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The School Library Association has announced the final shortlist of seven pupil library assistants for the 2020 UK Pupil Library Assistant of the Year Award.

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Branford Boase Award longlist announced

29/01/2020

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The longlist for the Branford Boase Award, which recognises debut writers and their editors, has been announced and includes Costa winner Jasbinder Bilan, Sharna Jacksons bestseller High-Rise Mystery and books from independent presses Everything with Words, Firefly Press and Floris Books.

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ReadingZone Festival 2020 line-up

29/01/2020

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Next month ReadingZone will be visiting schools across Surrey for this year's ReadingZone Festival, with a fantastic line-up of author events!

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Finish this story

24/01/2020

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Aged under 19? Enjoy writing longer stories of up to 1,000 words? Then why not enter the 2020 Henrietta Branford Writing Competition?

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