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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.

Older blog posts are still available, though archived, on the website, but please check the date at the top of the post to make sure the offer or information is likely to be valid.

5th Year of Wicked Young Writers Award Launches

WICKED, is of course the award-winning West End  musical that tells the untold story of the witches of Oz and the writing awards that bear its name  was established in 2010, spearheaded by author Michael Morpurgo, to recognise excellence in writing, encourage creativity and develop writing talent in young p...
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World Book Day Virtual Author Event

National Literacy Trust Ambassador, Frank Lampard, is to do a Livestream event for schools and libraries across the UK on 5th March, which is , of course World Book day 2015! Frank’s event will be broadcast on the Hachette Children’s Group new l...
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Anthony Horowitz and Patrick Ness

Although it is hard to believe Alex Rider  celebrates his 15th anniversary this year! In honour of  Anthony Horowitz’s action-packed  series and to engage children in creative writing and reading for pleasure, the National Literacy Trust and Walker Books are hosting the Alex Rider Secret Mission for the spring 2015 term....
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Carnegie and greenaway longlists published

Just in case any of you missed  the announcement, lovely online coverage and all the Twitter action yesterday.. at long last we have the announcement of the top 20 books for each medal. http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/pressdesk/press.php?rele...
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More Bonus Reviews from Winter Edition of The School Librarian

More bonus reviews for you, starting with the crucial 8-12 age group Agard, John. All Sorts to Make a World (4u2Read).Illustrated by Michael Broad. Barrington Stoke, 2014, pp48, £5.99.978 1 78112 370 6 The 4u2Read series for dyslexic and reluctant readers aims to make reading as accessible as possible by alleviating so...
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Get your keen readers and artists involved!

Vote for Failure! For the 1st time ever, Walker Books is letting the kids make the call. Starting on 15th January – and running until 15th March, readers will be able to log on to the Timmy Failure website www.timmyfailure.com and vote for their choice of the cover for the nex...
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Bonus reviews

Once again we had too many reviews to fit them all into the last edition of The School Librarian for 2014 and these reviews will help fill the gap until the first Spring edition arrives on your doorstep! As before can I assure my esteemed reviewers that it is only a question of lack of space and ensuring a variety of coverage that dictates where the reviews go. These are all excellent reviews too!  So working our way upwards we will start with the Under 8's ...
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New Year Reminders

Do you have a New Year’s resolution to lose all those extra Christmas inches (don’t we all?) Well you will be glad to hear that The National Literacy Trust’s Where's Wally? themed fun run is back and bigger than ever! The charity is calling on everyone to don bobble hats, glasses and stripy tops in the style of Where’s Wally? and walk, jog or run either 5K or 10K on Sunday 22 March 2015 to raise vital funds to improve literacy in deprived communities across the UK...
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