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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.

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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Posters available

Dragon’s Green is bestselling Scarlett Thomas’ first foray into writing children’s books and is ‘the most exciting debut in children’s fiction since Harry Potter’ (Joanne Harris) and ‘superb fantasy, *****’ (Daily Telegraph)...
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Special evening with Gill Lewis

Oxford Children’s invites you to a very special evening with award-winning author Gill Lewis to celebrate the publi...
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Spring Bonus reviews 3

In the final Spring bonus we have extra reviews for 12-16, older readers of 16+, Poetry lovers and professionals! Again some great books here. Anderson, Tom. Luca Son of the Morning. Accent Press, 2016,pp300, £7.99. 978 1 78375 794 7 Billed on the cover as a book for John Green and Neil Gaiman lovers, this YA novel combine...
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Spring Bonus reviews 2

This collection of reviews is for those keen 8-12 year olds. Again some treasures here that we just could not squeeze into print Bond, Michael. Love from Paddington Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum and R.J Alley. HarperCollins, 2016, pp144, £5.99. 978 0 00 816435 5         ...
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Spring bonus reviews 1

As is the normal state of things these days we have far more reviews than we can use in our print editions and this is the first of the regular bonus collections in 2017. Starting with the younger readers- there are some lovely things here! Akaltun, Eda. Marcel. Flying Eye Books, 2016, pp32, £11.99.978 1 909 263758 Marcel is a dog who lives ...
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Guest author post from Melinda Salisbury

One of the main themes across the Sin Eater series has been the concept of journeys – Twylla’s emotional journey from timid possession to independent young woman, Errin’s frantic dash across a country to try to save her mother, and then Twylla’s pilgrimage back to the land of her birth, this time with an ...
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