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The SLA Reading Blog is designed to highlight new books and related resources plus publishers' offers for our Members that we think may be of interest to school librarians and to others working in related fields. The blog is available to logged-in SLA Members at http://www.sla.org.uk/reading-blog.php and a summary RSS feed is available at http://www.sla.org.uk/sla-reading-blog-rss.php. SLA Members, please submit any reviews you may wish to post here to bookblog[at]sla.org.uk and remember to quote your membership number in your e-mail. This blog is moderated by the SLA.

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New Edition Highlights 2

Moving onto new editions of fiction for all ages,again I had a mountain of paperback versions of recent novels which I am sure eagle eyed librarians will have spotted already, so I am focusing on special highlights. There cannot be many who are not aware that a certain Harry Potter will be 20 next week and there has been some wonderful new look publishing to cel...
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New edition highlights 1

Confession time! It has been a long time since I caught up with new editions and series titles so this is going to have to be a snapshot of real highlights from illustrated fiction and information books. So I will not be listing all the paperback editions of recent hardbacks that have already been reviewed.  But one small publisher I do want to highlight is Firetree Books who a...
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Reviews Supplement 3

The final supplement contains fiction and information books for 12-16, fiction for 16-19 and another professional resource! Asher, Jay. What Light. Macmillan, 2016, pp256, £7.99. 978 1 5098 4076 2              The title promises a Romeo and Juliet story, and the book...
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Reviews Supplement 2

After Supplement 1 which had additional reviews for 8-12 this has more wonderful books for the Under 8's! Alborozo. And then…Child's Play, 2016, pp32, £5.99. 978 1 84643 695 6             The horror of having a new baby brother that everyone has come t...
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Reviews supplement 1

  Butterfield,Moira. My Genius Dog.  978 0993545733. Survival Island. 978 0993545726. Peters Publishing, 2016 pp64, £6.99                      My Genius Dog gets off to a quick start with a familiar family situation.  Amy wants a dog and promises to look after it and Max, her brother promises to stop filming her or she tell...
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Little Women, the Norris Girls and Nigel Hinton

To celebrate the publication of THE NORRIS GIRLS on 1st June, Candy Jar Books are offering a FREE copy of Nigel Hinton's new book to the first five schools that apply. In addition, Nigel  is offering two FREE author visits! Here Nigel tells us how he came to write a story so unlike his other books! ...
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Win Nibbies and Waterstones Prizewinners!

Debut author Kiran Millwood Hargrave was announced as the winner of Children's Book of the Year at the British Book Awards last night having previously won the younger category and then the overall Waterstones Children's Book of the Year for the Carnegie nominated Girl of Ink and Stars. ...
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Wildgoose Education Offer

Wildgoose Education have set up a code for use on the website ...
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