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Costa Award shortlist unveiled

19/11/2014

Marcus Sedgwick (The Ghosts of Heaven), Simon Mason (Running Girl), Michael Morpurgo (Listen to the Moon) and Kate Saunders (Five Children on the Western Front) are shortlisted for this year's Costa Children's Book...

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Educational Writers' Award shortlist

18/11/2014

The shortlist for the Educational Writers' Award 2014 has been announced. The award aims to celebrate educational writing for older readers aged 11 to 18 years that encourages students to read more widely.

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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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