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The 500 Words competition is back!

Entries are now open for the 500 Words short story competition from the BBC, for children aged between 5-13 years. The competition will close at 7pm on Thursday 22nd February.

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January Giveaways!

This month we have joined with publisher Hachette Children's Books to give away sets of Women in Sport and Women in Science by Rachel Ignotofsky (ages 9+), as well as sets of the Rabbit and Bear books by Julian Gough...

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ASK A LIBRARIAN

Specialist school library service and public librarians are ready to answer your book and reading-related questions. Whether you are searching for a book for a young football enthusiast or historical fiction set in the Elizabethan era, these experts will have the answer.

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EXTRACTS TO DOWNLOAD

My Brother Is a Superhero: Tom Fletcher Book Club 2017

My Brother is a Superhero - which has won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize - tells the story of a comics obsessed 11-year-old who is mightily put out when his older brother Zack is given powers by an alien to help...

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Boot Camp: Book 2

Jay, Summer, Dylan and their bands are headed for boot camp at uber-glamorous Rock War Manor. It's going to be six weeks of mates, music and non-stop partying as they prepare for stardom. But the rock-star life of...

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