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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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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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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 Snowman and the Sun by Susan Taghdis and Ali Mafakheri

The Snowman and the Sun is the story of a snowman and the water cycle but it is also a sensitive reflection on the question of change and our place within those changes. I was reminded of this picture book … Continue reading

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Empathy Lab Announce the 2021 Read For Empathy book collection

“Empathy is learnable – only 10% of our empathic ability is genetic. Scientists say that reading builds empathy, and this collection will play a direct role in helping raise an empathy-educated generation.” Miranda McKearney OBE, EmpathyLab’s founder EmpathyLab have revealed … Continue reading

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

Hello and welcome to the last Reading Matters of the year. There is a slightly festive feel to the links this week with ideas for books to share as a family during the break from Dawn Finch and a guide … Continue reading

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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 news from the world of children’s books. For various reasons this week it has not been possible for me to keep up with book related events or reading as … Continue reading

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Perfect Picture Books for Christmas

Christmas is the perfect time to share picture books with children; often old favourites are unearthed to bring back happy memories of previous years alongside new books bought as presents. I have selected some recent publications that I believe are … Continue reading

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