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Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Shortlists

The eight-strong shortlists for the prestigious CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals have been announced. Thousands of schools around the country will now start to shadow the awards. The winners will be announced...

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Giveaway of new Benji Davies picture book!

We're delighted to have three copies of Benji Davies's new picture book, Tad, to give away to three lucky members! The picture book is published by HarperCollinsChildrensBooks this month.

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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

Monsters: The passion and loss that created Frankenstein

Mary Shelley was just 16 years old when she ran away from home to travel to Europe to be with the man she loved, Percy Bysshe Shelley. In this remarkable account Sharon Dogar brings to life both Mary Shelley and her...

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The Burning

The Burning juxtaposes two stories: one of a contemporary teenaged girl being abused over social media; the other, a young woman accused of witchcraft in the 17th century. Anna has had to leave her school suddenly...

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