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Reading Matters – news from the world of children’s books

Hello and welcome to this week’s look back at the latest children’s book news. This is attempt number two so I have everything crossed that someone somewhere is able to read this! Sometimes there are occasions when I wish that … Continue reading

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Hope and Kindness for our Youngest Readers

This week two rather special picture books landed on my doormat. Their arrival was timely. On Monday some of our youngest children will return to their schools for the first time in many weeks. Their classrooms will look different, school … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – news from the world of children’s books

Hello and welcome to this week’s look at some of the highlights in the world of children’s books during the last week. These are articles I have enjoyed, resources that I think may be helpful and some news items that … Continue reading

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Klaus Flugge Prize 2020 Shortlist Announced

The shortlist for the 2020 Klaus Flugge Prize was announced today by Jessica Love, winner of the 2019 prize for Julian is a Mermaid. This award was founded in 2016 to highlight the most promising and exciting newcomers to picture … Continue reading

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Poetry to Comfort and Inspire During a Pandemic

Like many others I have found it harder than I expected to concentrate on reading during the Coronavirus crisis. I had hoped to savour all those treasures on the bookshelves that I have not had time to enjoy previously and … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – news from the world of children’s books

Hello and welcome to another look back at the children’s book news from the last few days. This week there is information regarding the possible re-commencement of physical and digital library services in primary and secondary schools which will be … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – news from the world of children’s books

Welcome to another look back at the latest children’s book news and a visit to some useful resources encouraging reading for pleasure. As I write this there is continued speculation regarding the timing of the reopening of schools across the … Continue reading

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Child of Galaxies by Blake Nuto and Charlotte Ager

Children ask questions all the time. Some of those questions are easier for parents and teachers to answer than others and some may even be ones that adults are searching for answers to themselves. This beautiful picture book is a … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – news from the world of children’s books

Welcome to this week’s look back at the latest news from the children’s books world. I am aware that teachers and school librarians are under a great deal of pressure at present and hope that some of the links collated … Continue reading

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Ancient Games: A History of Sports and Gaming – Iris Volant and Avalon Nuovo

Full of fascinating facts and striking illustrations this large format guide to the history of sports and games that have entertained people for thousands of years is a book with the wow factor. Another winner from Flying Eye Books! The … Continue reading

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