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Waterstone's announces book prize winners

04/04/2014

Katherine Rundell is the overall winner of the 2014 Waterstones Children's Book Prize. Waterstone's booksellers choose the winning books.

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Ofsted publishes Early Years report

04/04/2014

The Ofsted Early Years Annual Report 2012/2013 has called for more rigour in how early years providers are assessed in order to help prepare children for starting school - including a check at age two years to tell if...

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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

City of Fate

Set in the battle for Stalingrad, the story follows the struggle for survival of Yuri, a young teenage boy, and five-year-old Peter who he found in the rubble of their city. Snipers, Nazi shelling, lack of food and not...

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The Freedom Frontier

This is the fourth and final part of the Metawars series. The books are set in a world which is polluted, crowded and violent. Most people make life bearable by escaping to the Metasphere, a virtual space which allows...

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