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Poor boys are 'set up to fail'

A Ready to Read report from campaign group Read On Get On has found that poor children, and especially poor boys, don't have the language skills they need before they begin school.

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Children's writing is 'too flowery'

A group of authors have contacted the education secretary to complain that schools are steering children's creative writing to "too elaborate, flowery and over-complex" language. Do you agree?

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EXTRACTS TO DOWNLOAD

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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