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One in eight schools has no library provision

While nine in ten schools in England have a designated library space, that falls to 67% in Wales and 57% in Northern Ireland, according to research commissioned by the Great School Libraries (GSL) Campaign.

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The Demon Headmaster returns...

A whole new generation of children will get to meet the Demon Headmaster in a new television series now airing on CBBC and BBC i-Player, and you can watch children interviewing author Gillian Cross - prior to the new...

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Specialist school library service and public librarians are ready to answer your book and reading-related questions. Whether you are searching for a book for a young football enthusiast or historical fiction set in the Elizabethan era, these experts will have the answer.

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EXTRACTS TO DOWNLOAD

All Fall Down

Isabel and her family have nowhere to run from a disease that has killed half of Europe. When the world she knows and loves ends for ever, her only weapon is courage. The Black Death of 1349 was the deadliest plague...

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The Space We're In

Frank is ten. He likes cottage pie and football and cracking codes. Max is five. He eats only Quavers and some colours are too bright for him and if he has to wear a new T-shirt he melts down down down. Sometimes...

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