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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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Time to catch up on new editions

First we must get to the bottom of a delicious pile of paperback picturebooks. They are perfectly acceptable affordable versions for library use, when jacketed of course, and if it means more for young readers to choose from then so much the better! At this time of the year they are infuriating gardeners everywhere so Slug Needs a Hug! (Andersen, £6.99. 978-1783442096)...
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Books for Father's Day

Whatever we may think of these special days and the products being sold around them; in these days of proper co-parenting it is good to celebrate the nurturing side of fathers and, of course, anything which encourages the vital role model of males reading has to be a good thing. Rachel Bright’s Amazing Daddy (Orchard, £6.999 78-1408331675) features some adorable panda’s ...
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Fantastic debut novel giveaway

Penguin Random House are very excited to announce the publication of WOLF HOLLOW by US author Lauren Wolk and have 15 finished copies to give away  FREE to the first SLA members to email hvenn@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk ...
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Children's Book Award 2016

The Children’s Book Award 2016 winners – chosen and voted for entirely by children - are announced in a celebratory awards ceremony at the Union Jack Club, London on 28th May. And Pamela Butcha...
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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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