Monthly Archives: July 2021

New Picture Books for Young Children – rainbows, waiting and hugs…

The Longer the Wait, the Bigger the Hug by Eoin McLaughlin and Polly Dunbar In 2020 While We Can’t Hug by this picture book duo captured the feelings of many and was a source of comfort as families were separated … Continue reading

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BookTrust Storytime – BookTrust unveils public library experience to encourage families to develop a reading habit

BookTrust, the UK’s largest children’s reading charity, has today announced plans to pilot a new, national library experience called BookTrust Storytime. Developed in partnership with libraries, local authorities and families, and funded by Arts Council England, the project will support disadvantaged … Continue reading

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Know My Place by Eve Ainsworth

Know My Place by Eve Ainsworth is a sensitive story about a teenager searching for home and family that explores complex issues surrounding foster care with kindness and understanding. An empathetic read for teens, it would also be useful for … Continue reading

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Blog Tour: How to Be Brave by Daisy May Johnson

How to Be Brave by Daisy May Johnson is a boarding school story with a difference. Johnson takes all the traditional ingredients; midnight feasts, secret passages, intrepid girls solving mysteries and putting right wrongs and presents them in an original … Continue reading

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The Royal Rebel: The Life of Suffragette Princess Sophia Duleep Singh by Bali Rai with illustrations by Rachael Dean

The Royal Rebel by Bali Rai is a retelling of the life of Sophia Duleep Singh, Royal Sikh Princess, god-daughter of Queen Victoria and suffragette. An extraordinary story told in an accessible, informative style this enlightening and important book is … Continue reading

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2021 CLiPPA (CLPE Children’s Poetry Award) Shortlist Announcement

Today, Monday 19 July 2021, as part of Poetry By Heart’s vibrant award ceremony at The Globe, the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) announced the 2021 shortlist for the CLiPPA(CLPE Children’s Poetry Award). Established in 2003, the CLiPPA … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – children’s book news

Welcome to this week’s look at what has been happening in the world of children’s books. As many schools are now busy with end of term events with little time for children’s book news or reading this will be the … Continue reading

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Picture Book Review: Ready, Steady, School! by Marianne Dubuc, translated by Sarah Ardizzone

Ready, Steady, School! by Marianne Dubuc is the perfect book to share with children who will shortly be starting school. Every single page contains detailed illustrations packed with much to talk about and enjoy. It is a wonderful book that … Continue reading

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What if, Pig? By Linzie Hunter

What if, Pig? by Linzie Hunter is the perfect picture book for anyone who has ever had a niggling worry that has got out of hand. Wonderful for little worriers and bigger ones too, it will open up conversation about … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – children’s book news

Welcome to this week’s look at what has been happening in the world of children’s books. I feel that I say this every week but there has been a great deal happening with award announcements, important research and articles plus … Continue reading

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