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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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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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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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Reading Matters – children’s book news

Welcome to this week’s catch up with what has been happening in the world of children’s books. There has been rather a lot going on so why not grab yourself a cuppa and settle down to see what you may … Continue reading

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Inspiring Picture Books

Picture books can make a difference. Not only for our youngest readers but for all age groups and all types. They can offer humour, entertainment and pleasure but also comfort, encouragement, information and inspiration. Over recent weeks I have read … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – children’s book news

The big news this week has been the announcement of the winners of the Carnegie and Kate Greenway Medals. It was a treat to be able to watch the event live so cheerfully hosted by libraries champion Bobby Seagull. You … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – children’s book news

Welcome to this week’s round up of the latest news from the world of children’s books. Empathy Day raised the profile of children’s books and their importance this week and it was encouraging to see how much attention this initiative … Continue reading

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The Swallows’ Flight by Hilary McKay

The Swallows’ Flight by Hilary McKay is the companion novel to her Costa Award winning novel, The Skylarks’ War, a book that I adored and which was quite possibly my book of the year in 2018. Initially I was delighted … Continue reading

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