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Sign up for Shakespeare Week

Next week, 16-22 March, is Shakespeare Week in primary schools - sign up to join the celebrations via the link, below. Here are ten funny facts about Shakespeare to share with your class, from author Timothy Knapman!

11/03/2015Sign up for Shakespeare Week

Shakespeare Week competition!

To celebrate Shakespeare Week, we are running a special competition with publisher QED to win four fabulous books from its Tales from Shakespeare series, retellings of Shakespeare's plays for children.

11/03/2015Shakespeare Week competition!

World Book Day YA resources

A range of video resources including hangouts with Marcus Sedgwick and Holly Smale, and Facebook chats with Darren Shan and Sophie McKenzie, are available on the WBD Teenfest website.

09/03/2015World Book Day YA resources

Scottish children vote for award winners

Authors Ross Collins and Cathy MacPhail have each won their third Scottish Children's Book Awards. Debut writer Alex McCall, at 21 among the youngest published writers in Scotland, also picked up a prize.

07/03/2015Scottish children vote for award winners

Follow up to What the Ladybird Heard

Julia Donaldson has written a follow-up to her best-selling picture book, What the Ladybird Heard, which will be called What the Ladybird Heard Next. Like the earlier title, it will be illustrated by Lydia Monks.

06/03/2015Follow up to What the Ladybird Heard

Government's 'next steps' for reading

The DfE has announced funding to support 200 schools to set up book clubs to support KS2 readers, and is urging primary schools to arrange library membership for all year 3 pupils (ages 7 to 8).

06/03/2015Government's 'next steps' for reading

Funny books win Blue Peter Award

Hundreds of school children have voted for funny books as the winners of this year's Blue Peter Book Awards.

06/03/2015Funny books win Blue Peter Award

When Blue Peter joined ReadingZone Live

We were thrilled to be part of the World Book Day Blue Peter event. Blue Peter joined us for our ReadingZone Live event with author and actor Henry Winkler - and we got to watch him receiving his gold Blue Peter badge!

06/03/2015When Blue Peter joined ReadingZone Live
 

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