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Latest trends in children's publishing

Children's sales have remained steady during 2017 but low literacy levels, the continued closures of public libraries and a steep decline in parents reading to their children are all expected to impact on children's...

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Picture book shortlist

The English Association has announced the shortlist for the 2018 English 4-11 Best Picture Book Awards with a strong showing for non-fiction illustrated books as well as more traditional picture books.

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St Grizzle's School for Girls, Geeks and Tag-along Zombies

This is the third in the series of McCombie's and Becka Moor's collaboration featuring St Grizzle's School for Girls. In the first, Dani arrived at this very strange school when her mother had to go abroad for an...

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Max and the Millions

As with all good children's books these days, this isn't just a straight yarn. Max and the Millions by Ross Montgomery begins by introducing one of the unlikely heroes of the story - a school caretaker with more than...

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