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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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WW1 and Euro 2016 Resources from Tom Palmer

I am sure many of you will be familiar with Tom Palmer either as author of the Football Academy and Rugby Academy children's books series or through his work for the National Literacy trust or have been lucky enough to have an action packed visit to yoru school! He is now writing a free Somme Centenary / Euro 2016 live classroom read  for the National Literacy Trust...
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New Discover series from Frances Lincoln launches today

On Friday 8th April Frances Lincoln Children's Books launch the Discover series – books that bring an ancient culture to life with witty and fact-filled cartoons.  The comic book style layout of the Discover books o...
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Win a set of the 6 books that launch Otter-Barry Books

An exciting new children’s imprint aiming to make a difference, push boundaries and publish books that children – and librarians - will love, launches in May. Janetta Otter-Barry played a key role in the setting up of the award-winning children’s list at Frances Lincoln, specialising in cultural diversity and inclusion, working with many of the top names in children’s books. At Otter-Barry Books you will find inspirational picture story books and pic...
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Win a beautiful set of Collins Modern Classics to share with a new generation of readers

With  the Easter holidays here or approaching you may all have  more time to put your thinking caps on and enter this brilliant competition from HarperCollins! " This year, HarperCollins is republishing a whole host of timeless classics for a new generation of readers to enjoy! From the strict-but-fair Mary Poppins to the...
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Over 200 pupils from all over London and South East attend Trinity Schools Book Awards

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Elmer Day

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Shortlists,shortlists and more shortlists

What an exciting time in the world of children's literature with no less than three national awards announcing their shortlists in the past ten days or so.The YA Book Prize kicked it off on the 10th March followed by the biggest of them all: the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals announcing on the 15th and finally the "Teacher&#...
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Great new editions, re-issues and paperbacks

I think it is a very positive sign of the healthy children’s publishing market and the triumph of the beautiful physical book, that there is a constant stream of new editions to attract new generations of readers. Sometimes these are to celebrate anniversaries and who does not like a celebration? The wonderful Five Minute’s Peace by Jill M...
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