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Celebrate with Oliver Jeffers this Autumn

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It is ten years since Oliver’s stunning debut How To Catch a Star first captured the imagination of booklovers everywhere. It has become a multiple award winning international bestseller and a modern classic. And now there’s a new beautiful book out by Oliver: Once Upon An Alphabet. It explores the alphabet in 26 short stories […]

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Book trailer competition for classes and library groups

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To celebrate the publication of the third instalment in the Oksa Pollock series, The Heart of Two Worlds, Pushkin Press is running a competition that might be of interest to schools, libraries and bookgroups. Register on the competition website and Pushkin Press will send your group/class a copy of the book so that you can […]

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Diverse Voices – 50 of the Best Children’s Books celebrating cultural diversity in the UK

Seven Stories, National Centre for Children’s Books is delighted to announce Diverse Voices – 50 of the Best Children’s Books celebrating cultural diversity in the UK. Diverse Voices – 50 of the Best Children’s Books Early Years (0+) Amazing Grace Mary Hoffman Illustrated by Caroline Binch. Frances Lincoln Children’s Books. The classic picture book about […]

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Win a signed copy of Emma Chichester Clark’s newest picture book

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George isn’t like the other bears: not content with chatting and fishing, he wants more from life. He finds a book under a tree one day and sets out on a quest to find out what it says by learning to read. But who will teach him? All the other bears have no interest in […]

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Why not host a Harry Potter evening with your book group?

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February 5th 2015 will see the first ever Harry Potter Book Night. This exciting event will give new and existing fans a chance to share the wonder of J.K. Rowling’s unforgettable stories and, most excitingly, to introduce the next generation of readers to the unparalleled magic of Harry Potter. You are hereby invited to embrace […]

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Preparing for National Non-Fiction November

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With just over 3 weeks to go till November arrives, there is still time for your book group to organise an event any time during the month, to celebrate National Non-Fiction November. We are very grateful to Walker Books and Marcia Williams for creating a free activity sheet to accompany Marcia’s book, Archie’s War. It […]

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SLA School Librarian of the Year 2014 – The Winner

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The SLA School Librarian of the Year Award is the School Library Association’s prestigious honour to recognize the excellent work that is carried out in school libraries every day and highlights the best practice of those whose work is outstanding. This year Liz Millett, Teaching Assistant/Library Co-ordinator at Weatherfield Academy, Dunstable, has been awarded the […]

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Diversity and inclusion: turning talk to action

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Last month at the Bookseller Children’s Conference Inclusive Minds announced a groundbreaking event which will aim to turn discussions about diversity and inclusion in children’s books into real action. The initial Inclusive Minds event will take the form of a workshop for the children’s book world to debate the importance of inclusion and the barriers […]

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The Winners of the School Library Association Information Book Award 2014

Last night the winners of the School Library Association Information Book Award 2014 were announced. The Judges choice Winner was Get into Art: Animals by Susie Brooks (Kingfisher 9780753435762), an excellent book full of information and activities; beautifully designed and covering a huge range of artworks with an animal theme which will have many applications […]

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Adventures in the Real World: Ipswich CBG hosts a 1-day festival all about children’s non-fiction

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Ipswich CBG are hosting a very special one-day festival as part of National Non-Fiction November. Adventures in the Real World – Exploring Information Books for Children on Saturday 8th November 9.30 am – 3.30 pm, to be held at Broke Hall Community Primary School, Chatsworth Drive, Ipswich, IP4 5XD Their keynote speaker will be Clive […]

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