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Take part in the SLAMbassadors Showcase!

Teams, schools and individuals aged 13 - 25 are all invited to apply to take part in the SLAMbassadors Showcase on Sunday 18th November in London. The deadline for applications is 31st August.

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"Alarming" lack of BAME characters in children's books

Just 4% of the children's books published in the UK in 2017 featured black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) characters according to a new study into ethnic representation in children's literature. The study, Reflecting...

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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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St Grizzle's School for Girls, Geeks and Tag-along Zombies

This is the third in the series of McCombie's and Becka Moor's collaboration featuring St Grizzle's School for Girls. In the first, Dani arrived at this very strange school when her mother had to go abroad for an...

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Max and the Millions

As with all good children's books these days, this isn't just a straight yarn. Max and the Millions by Ross Montgomery begins by introducing one of the unlikely heroes of the story - a school caretaker with more than...

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