Monthly Archives: May 2021

Reading Matters – children’s book news

Hello and welcome to this week’s look at what has been happening in the world of children’s books. There’s been a lot happening and it can be hard to keep track of it all so I hope this collection will … Continue reading

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Learning With Picture Books

A New Green Day by Antoinette Portis recently won the English Association Book Award 2021 for Non-Fiction for the 4-7 age group and was also nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2021. It is an excellent example of how picture … Continue reading

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When the Sky Falls by Phil Earle

When the Sky Falls by Phil Earle is an extraordinary story told with compassion and understanding. Dealing with the darkest of human emotions; anger, loss, grief, fear and humiliation it shows us that these can be overcome with love, understanding … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – children’s book news

Hello and welcome to this week’s look at what has been happening in the world of children’s books. It’s been another busy week with award shortlists and winners announced, new books published and events to attend. There were many highlights … Continue reading

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The Klaus Flugge Prize Shortlist is Announced

The shortlist for the Klaus Flugge Prize was announced today (Wednesday 19 May). This award was founded in 2016 to highlight the most promising and exciting newcomers to picture book illustration and honours Klaus Flugge, the founder of Andersen Press and winner of the Eleanor … Continue reading

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The Tir na n-Og Award – The English Language Award – A look at the shortlist for this children’s book award

On Friday 21st May the announcement of the winner of a rather special children’s book award will be made. The Tir na n-Og Awards were established by the Books Council Of Wales in 1976, and are given annually to honour … Continue reading

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First Names: Albert Einstein by Haydn Kaye illustrated by Mike Smith – Blog Tour – David Fickling Books

First Names is a series of interesting, lively and highly illustrated biographies that introduces some truly amazing individuals who lived incredible lives, to an audience of young readers. Published by David Fickling Books and full of detailed information presented in … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – children’s book news

Hello and welcome to this week’s round up of children’s book news! There is rather a lot to get through so why not grab yourself a cuppa and settle down to read the latest book award news, check out some … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – children’s book news

Hello and welcome to this week’s round up of the latest children’s book news. There are updates and news from authors and illustrators, resources from organisations and charities, reviews to read and events to watch or listen to and I … Continue reading

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Arctic Star by Tom Palmer

Arctic Star is rooted in the true story of the Arctic convoys of the Second World War. Tom Palmer has tackled a subject of unimaginable loss, endurance and bravery and succeeded in writing a book that deserves a place in … Continue reading

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