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Booktrust Storytime Prize

23/11/2019

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Cyril and Pat by Emily Gravett has won the 'BookTrust Storytime Prize', a new award to celebrate the best books for sharing with babies and children aged 0-5. It is run in partnership with the Youth Library Group.

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Elmer helps raise thousands for charity

16/11/2019

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The auction of hundreds of hand painted 'Elmer elephants' around the country has helped to raise 765,000 for Hospice Charities.

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SLA Non Fiction Awards

13/11/2019

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The School Library Association (SLA) has announced the winners of the School Library Association Information Book Award 2019 and the Hachette Children's Group Award for Outstanding Contribution to Information Books.

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Letter to a Head Teacher

10/11/2019

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ReadingZone is sharing a letter sent by a parent to their child's new secondary school, asking why it doesn't have a professional school librarian - and explaining what the children are missing out by not having one.

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Carnegie and Kate Greenaway nominations

04/11/2019

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Nominations for the 2020 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals have been announced, with more than 162 books nominated for both medals. The longlists will be announced in February 2020.

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Halloween giveaways!!

27/10/2019

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ReadingZone is working with Stripes Publishing to do a special Halloween giveaway to two primary and secondary schools this month - two sets of five books of Skeleton Keys by Guy Bass and Whiteout (Red Eye) by Gabriel Dylan!!

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Blue Peter Book Awards 2020 longlists

24/10/2019

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The Blue Peter Book Awards 2020 longlists have been announced, highlighting some of the best fiction and non fiction published in the last year.

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Publisher lobbies for 'statutory storytime'

23/10/2019

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Publisher Egmont is lobbying the government to get 'statutory storytime' into the national curriculum. The campaign is supported by former children's laureate Michael Morpurgo.

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Book of the week

Big Dog, Little Dog: Lift-the-Flap Opposites

Elodie Jarret

Big Dog, Little Dog: Lift-the-Flap Opposites

~ Babies & Toddlers
~ Pre School
~ Early Readers
~ Confident Readers
~ Young Adult

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THE BOOKWORM by DEBBIE GLIORI is a gorgeous treat of a story about a boy, Max, and his search for the perfect pet. When Max finds a baby worm that seems to be 'just right', little does he know what the worm will grow up into...

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