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Animal magic!

28/03/2015

We spoke to author Sarah Lean about her new book, Harry and Hope, in which a very stubborn donkey called Harry helps Hope to mend what has been broken in her life.

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Competition for girl writers

25/03/2015

Author Barbara Taylor Bradford has launched a short story writing competition for girls aged 11-18 years, in partnership with The Sunday Times.

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Forum

Question : Current Debates, Reading ideas in the 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

Captive

In Captive, a strong debut YA novel by AJ Grainger, we see politics 'from the inside', through the eyes of Robyn who is the daughter of the prime minister. Indeed the story begins inside Number 10 Downing Street as...

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All That Glitters

All That Glitters, the fourth book in the Geek Girl series, sees Harriet Manners arrive at sixth form college where she hopes to make new friends and to shine academically but invariably, embarrassing social gaffes,...

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