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Notes from a Conference Virgin

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Today’s your last day for booking a place at this year’s FCBG annual conference, a weekend of author and illustrator talks and workshops aimed at anyone with an interest in children’s books. Last year Nichola Gale, the Manager at Waterstone’s Southampton and member of Southampton Children’s Book Group attended conference for the first time. Here […]

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Thoughts from an author attending the FCBG conference

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You’ve 48 hours left to book your place at this year’s FCBG annual conference, a weekend all about authors and illustrators for children and young people, about reading for pleasure, and being inspired by children’s books and their creators. It’s a conference open to all(you have until the end of tomorrow to book your place); […]

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Thinking about attending the FCBG conference?

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There’s just over a month to go till the FCBG annual conference, a weekend of author and illustrator talks and workshops aimed at anyone with an interest in children’s books, whether you’re a parent, teacher, librarian, or anyone who would like to socialise with lots of others who are passionate about inspiring children to read. […]

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2015 Red House Children’s Book Award: some photographs

Here are some photographs of the amazing 2015 Red House Children’s Book Award ceremony:   For more photographs please see the official photographer’s website.

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Winners of Scottish Children’s Book Awards 2015 Announced

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Ross Collins, Alex McCall and Cathy MacPhail were today (4 March) announced as the winners of the 2015 Scottish Children’s Book Awards during a special ceremony at Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms, attended by 600 children. Scotland’s largest book prize for children’s authors and illustrators (each winning book receives £3,000), the Scottish Children’s Book Awards are voted […]

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A thank you to voters from the 2015 Red House Children’s Book Awards winners

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Unfortunately neither Oliver Jeffers nor Drew Daywalt, the creative duo behind our 2015 overall 2015 winner The Day the Crayons Quit were able to attend the ceremony on Saturday 22nd February as both are based in New York City. However, both chose very original ways to thank, from afar, the many readers who had voted […]

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Call for entries: 2015 Henrietta Branford Writing Competition – For young people who enjoy writing stories!

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The Henrietta Branford Writing Competition, the annual competition for young people which runs in conjunction with the Branford Boase Award, is now open. The Branford Boase Award recognises a debut children’s author and their editor and was set up in memory of the outstanding children’s writer Henrietta Branford and the gifted editor, Wendy Boase, Editorial […]

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Alex Rider Secret Mission launches across the UK – sign up today and bring your pupils a unique writing challenge

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of Anthony Horowitz’s action-packed Alex Rider series and to engage children in creative writing and reading for pleasure, the National Literacy Trust and Walker Books are hosting the Alex Rider Secret Mission for the spring 2015 term. Using the popularity of MI6’s youngest recruit Alex Rider, teachers will have the […]

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A guest post from Andrew Norriss and your chance to read the 1st chapter from his new novel for free

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Andrew Norriss has written many books for children; he is perhaps best known for AQUILA, a novel that won the Whitbread Award and a Smarties Prize, and was made into a BBC television series. His latest book, Jessica’s Ghost, is published on World Book Day, March 5th. Francis has never had a friend like Jessica […]

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The winners of the 2015 Red House Children’s Book Award have been announced!

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The Children’s Laureate and other stars of children’s literature have come out at London’s Southbank Centre to celebrate the 2015 Red House Children’s Book Award winners – chosen and voted for entirely by children. In a lavishly literary awards ceremony in the Queen Elizabeth Hall at London’s Southbank Centre, this year’s winders were named: Internationally […]

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