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Indie book awards

26/06/2020

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Independent booksellers have awarded The Girl Who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson (Usborne) the Children's Fiction award for the Books are My Bag award. Don't Worry, Little Crab by Chris Haughton (Walker Books) won the Picture Book category.

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Carnegie & Greenaway winners announced

18/06/2020

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Anthony McGowan has won the Carnegie Medal for Lark (Barrington Stoke) while the Kate Greenaway Medal has gone to Shaun Tan for Tales from the Inner City (Walker Books), which he wrote and illustrated.

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Free online writing conference for young people

16/06/2020

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Don't forget to sign up for StoryCon - the free, annual creative writing and illustration online conference for young people in Scotland, Thursday 18 to Friday 19 June, organised by Scottish Booktrust.

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Edinburgh 2020 Book Festival to go digital

16/06/2020

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The Edinburgh International Book Festival will be offering a range of events online, replacing its traditional book festival from Saturday 15th to Monday 31st August.

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Puffin Festival highlights available online

16/06/2020

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Last week's Puffin Festival of Big Dreams - a seven-day digital festival - saw 250,000 visits, and now you can watch the festival highlights online.

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YALC postponed to 2021

04/06/2020

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The YA Literature Convention (YALC) organisers have announced that the event will be postponed to 23rd - 25th July 2021, running alongside next year's London Film & Comic Con.

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Barnes Children's Literature Festival goes virtual

04/06/2020

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Enjoy a host of free author events as the Barnes Children's Literature Festival goes online, Tuesday 9th to Sunday 14th June, including authors Cressida Cowell, Lauren Child, Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Chris Riddell and Axel Scheffler.

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Free lockdown book addresses children's fears

03/06/2020

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A free book, Rain Before Rainbows by Smriti Halls and illustrator David Litchfield, which helps address children's concerns during lockdown, has been made available online by Walker Books.

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Book of the week

Max and the Millions

Ross Montgomery

Max and the Millions

~ 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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