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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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New Children’s Books from Barrington Stoke

My admiration for Barrington Stoke as a publisher who believe that every child can be a reader grows year on year. Already in 2021, despite the issues facing the world of children’s publishing including book shops being closed for much … Continue reading

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Farewell 2020 – a year of blogging, tweeting and reading children’s books

It is New Year’s Eve 2020 and a time to reflect on the last twelve months. Others have written about their favourite books and I have compared lists of top tens, top twenties and even mammoth collections of one hundred … 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 all the latest children’s book news. This weekly round up is an attempt to highlight articles, news items and useful information, resources or ideas linked to books for children and young people. … Continue reading

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

Hello and welcome to this week’s catch up of news from the children’s book world. Black History Month is marked in October, this week saw both Libraries Week and Dyslexia Awareness Week and today is World Mental Health Day and … Continue reading

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Using Barrington Stoke Books in the Classroom

As a school librarian I have long been a fan of the books published by Barrington Stoke. For over twenty years they have produced stories that are inviting to children, written by top authors, of a length that is not … Continue reading

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

Hello and welcome to another look at all the latest news in the world of children’s books. What a busy week! Many fabulous books were published on 1st October and also on Thursday as part of the National Poetry Day … Continue reading

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

Welcome to the first edition of Reading Matters for the new academic year and I hope it has been a restful summer despite the fact that this has been such a different one for us all. This weekly recap of … Continue reading

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