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Blue Peter Book Awards shortlist
27th Nov 17

Blue Peter Book Awards shortlist


Children from 12 schools across the UK will be reading about wizards, warriors and wabbits before helping to choose the winners of the Blue Peter Book Awards, including the Best Story and the Best Book with Facts.


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Cressida Cowell joins ReadingZone Festival
26th Nov 17

Cressida Cowell joins ReadingZone Festival


Cressida Cowell, bestselling author of the How to Train Your Dragon books, will join the 2018 ReadingZone Festival with a public event on Saturday 3rd February at Dorking Halls in Dorking, to talk about her new series The Wizards of Once.


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Robert Winstone wins science book prize
26th Nov 17

Robert Winstone wins science book prize


Robert Winston's book Home Lab has been chosen by children as the winning book for the Royal Society's Young People's Book Prize 2017.


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WIN this wintery collection!
26th Nov 17

WIN this wintery collection!


We're giving away three copies of this collection of wintery tales, written especially for the book by some of our best children's authors.


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Design your own monster!
26th Nov 17

Design your own monster!


Create your own monster, share it on Twitter, and it could be drawn by former children's laureate Chris Riddell.


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Young writers' competition opens
28th Oct 17

Young writers' competition opens


The Wicked Young Writer Awards is inviting those aged 5-25 years to submit a piece of writing for the competition. 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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www.WickedYoungWriterAwards.com

Meet private detective, Mr Penguin!
24th Oct 17

Meet private detective, Mr Penguin!


Fans of the Claude books will love Mr Penguin by author Alex T Smith. Here, we ask Alex why his new detective character is a penguin, and whether he likes spiders....


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Writing to save our environment
12th Oct 17

Writing to save our environment


Author Gill Lewis, a trained vet, often writes about activities that affect our environment and in Sky Dancer, she explores why the hen harrier is England's most endangered bird of prey.


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