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Hachette consolidates its children's publishing

29/09/2014

Publisher Hachette UK has announced that it will consolidate its children's publishing into one group, Hachette Children's Group. Its publishing stable include Horrid Henry (Francesca Simon), How to Train Your Dragon...

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Bring parents into school for story time!

29/09/2014

Author Michael Rosen has called for primary schools to encourage parents to attend story time so that they know how to share books with young children.

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Forum

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Library Initiatives

Setting up your Chatterbooks group

Setting up your Chatterbooks group

Chatterbooks, the national reading group initiative based in public libraries, is now moving into schools. What is Chatterbooks? Chatterbooks is a nationally-coordinated programme of reading groups run...

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Latest Titles

The City of Fear: Bk.3

This is the third book in the Battles of Ben Kingdom trilogy. Victorian London is ruled by fear. The bloodthirsty Legion have captured the Queen and walled off the city, ushering in a reign of terror. Only Ben Kingdom...

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Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face and the Quest for the Magic Porcupine

This is the latest addition to the hilarious Stinkbomb & Ketchup Face books from the OUP stable, for ages seven years plus. Oi! You at the back! Yes, you! Stop mucking about and get a move on. Some of us are waiting to...

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