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WBD offers its first 'special editions'

25/02/2018

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World Book Day is making five special editions available to young people this year, including John Green's An Abundance of Katherines and Gangsta Rap by Benjamin Zephaniah.

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Carnegie and Greenaway Longlists announced

15/02/2018

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The longlists for the CILIP Carnegie Greenaway are published today, with the final shortlists to be announced on Thursday 15th March 2018, when hundreds of schools will begin shadowing the awards.

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Share a Story on World Book Day!

06/02/2018

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World Book Day on 1st March is the perfect time to share stories and the #ShareAStory campaign is encouraging parents, carers, siblings and friends to read to one another on World Book Day.

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Have you got a Big Idea?

06/02/2018

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Publisher Chicken House is looking for a brilliant idea that can be turned into a great children's book. If you'd like to see your idea turned into a story by a well-known children's author then here's how to enter it.

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Magical Authors Show from Puffin

06/02/2018

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Publisher Puffin is bringing you a magical author event on Thursday 8th February, 2pm - 2.30pm, which you can register for and watch online for free.

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Debut writers recognised

31/01/2018

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The Branford Boase Award, which recognises outstanding debut writers and their editors, has announced the longlist for the 2018 award.

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Young writers' competition opens

28/01/2018

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Don't forget the Wicked Young Writer Awards is still open, inviting those aged 5-25 years to test out their writing skills. Entries can be up to 700 words and include fiction, non-fiction, scripts and poetry. The closing date is 12th March 2018.

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Sign up for World Book Day online shows

21/01/2018

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World Book Day's The Biggest Book Show on Earth is back and schools can now sign up to watch one of two online events from 28th February. World Book Day 2018 takes place on Thursday 1st March.

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