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2021 – A Year in Children’s Books

It is those few days between Christmas and New Year when we start to anticipate what the coming year may bring and also a time to reflect on the last twelve months. Others have written about their favourite books of … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – children’s book news

Welcome to this week’s round up of what has been happening in the world of children’s books. There have been award announcements, news of forthcoming events and, inevitably, the Best of the Year lists have started to appear. I hope … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – children’s book news

It’s been another busy week! I have been involved in book related events, both online and real life ones, so I hope that I have managed to catch enough of what has been happening to give you a taste of … 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. For any new readers of this blog, I publish Reading Matters each weekend, usually on a Saturday morning. It includes a quick look at … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – children’s book news

It’s been another busy week in the world of children’s books so if you have not been able to keep up with it all here’s my round up of all the latest news plus some reviews of new books to … Continue reading

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Perfect Picture Books for Libraries Week

Libraries Week is an annual celebration of the best that libraries have to offer. This year Libraries Week takes place between the 4th and 10th October, and highlights the central role that libraries play in their community as a driver for inclusion, … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – children’s book news

Welcome to the first Reading Matters of the new school year. I hope everyone has enjoyed a good summer however you spent the time and that those working in education enjoyed a well earned rest. The start of the new … 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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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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New Children’s Books: Illustrated Young Fiction

When children first show an indication that they are ready to progress on to slightly longer independent reads they can still find pages of dense text a little daunting. Thankfully there has been a recent growth in highly illustrated quality … Continue reading

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