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UKLA Book Awards 2020 shortlist announced

06/04/2020

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The shortlist for this year's UKLA Book Awards reflects the group's new judging criteria, to include books from a 'wide and inclusive range' of publishers and recognising a 'broad range of perspectives, experiences and voices'.

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Return to the world of WOLF BROTHER

06/04/2020

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Roam across vast, ancient landscapes with Torak, Renn and Wolf, and return to the world of WOLF BROTHER in this new adventure, VIPER's DAUGHTER. Author MICHELLE PAVER tells us more.

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Holding on to memories

31/03/2020

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Home is noisy, so Iris loves escaping to her grandmother's house. But when her grandmother starts to lose her memory, Iris wants to find a way to protect her. Author SE DURRANT tells us about TALKING TO THE MOON.

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Carnegie and Greenaway shortlists announced

19/03/2020

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The shortlists for the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals, the UK's oldest book awards for children and young people, have been announced but it is unclear how this year's Shadowing and Shadowers' Choice Award will be managed in the light of school closures.

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Harry Potter is Blue Peter 'winner of winners'

05/03/2020

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by JK Rowling has won the Blue Peter Winner of Winners Award. The winner of this year's award for the Best Story has also been announced - Vashti Hardy's Wildspark.

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Children's reading for pleasure in decline

05/03/2020

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An emphasis on literacy over reading for pleasure, failing to read aloud to children and increases in screen time are contributing to a 'long term decline' in the percentage of children reading for pleasure, according to a new report from publisher Egmont.

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Children's Book Award shortlist announced

02/03/2020

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A dog that plays jazz, a human soul captured in an animal-like machine and ... PEAS are all shortlisted for the Children's Book Award 2020 - chosen and voted for entirely by children.

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Best Blue Peter book?

25/02/2020

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This year is the 20th anniversary of the Blue Peter Book Awards and to help celebrate, Blue Peter wants to know which of its winning books is your favourite.

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