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Reading Matters – children’s book news

Hello and welcome to this week’s round up of all that’s been happening over the last few days in the world of children’s books. As we all know World Book Day takes place next Thursday and this is a time … Continue reading

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The Shark Caller by Zillah Bethell – Review and link to teaching resources

The Shark Caller is a children’s book so wise, tender and comforting that I want to press it in to the hands of everyone I know. A beautiful and lyrical story of family, loss, friendship and forgiveness it completely captured … Continue reading

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Blog Tour – First Names: Nelson Mandela by Nansubuga N. Isdahl illustrated by Nicole Miles

David Fickling Books’ First Names series are presented with their trademark cartoon style illustrations and comic strips familiar from The Phoenix comic and coupled with detailed information and fascinating facts about a number of well known and inspirational people. To … 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. The highlight has probably been the announcement of the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards long lists. This always prompts debate in the … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – children’s book news

Hello and welcome to this week’s round up of all the latest news from the world of children’s books and as we enter the half term break I hope that all those working in education enjoy a well earned rest … Continue reading

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Longlist Announced for the 2021 Klaus Flugge Prize

The longlist for the 2021 Klaus Flugge Prize was announced today, Thursday 11 February 2021. Established in 2016, the Klaus Flugge Prize is awarded to the most promising and exciting newcomer to children’s picture book illustration. It honours Klaus Flugge, founder of publisher … Continue reading

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Swan Song by Gill Lewis

Swan Song by award winning author Gill Lewis is a thoughtful and sensitively written story about teenage mental health which highlights the power of nature to restore and heal troubled minds. A lovely book with a valuable and comforting message. … 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. What I’m reading… This week I caught up with a couple of reviews of books that I mentioned in the last Reading … Continue reading

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The Elephant by Peter Carnavas

The Elephant is a skilfully and sensitively told story which approaches grief and mental health in a manner that is both touching and comforting. Peter Carnavas has made it possible for children to observe the healing power of kindness and … 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. Sometimes it is difficult to avoid the feeling that many aspects of life are on hold but there have been some positive … Continue reading

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