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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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UKLA invites submitions for the Our Class Loves This Book Award: The John Downing Award 2016, sponsored by Just Imagine.

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Show your stripes and be a Wally for literacy!

It is that time of year again when you can get fit, have fun and raise money for a cause close to all librarian hearts! Sign up for the National Literacy Trust’s Where’s Wally? Fun Run to give a child a route out of poverty...
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Win an author visit from Ross Montgomery

Would you like to win a school visit from Ross Montgomery? In his latest book Perijee & Me, Caitlin discovers Perijee, a strange little creature she's convinced must be from outer space. But everything goes wrong when she introduces him to other people. Get your classes to send in their best picture (with an expl...
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Vote for Your favourite Harry Potter Spell

As part of the celebrations for Harry Potter Book Night: A Night of Spells, Bloomsbury Children’s Books is launching the first official global search to find the world’s favourite spell from the Harry Potter books....
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Christmas round up

Since I am scooting off visiting family abroad very shortly this is perhaps a bit early and may not be comprehensive but nevertheless a round -up of some delightful Christmas titles that have arrived here so far!  For the very youngest readers: a chance for baby to appear in their own book. Baby Face Christmas from Curious Fox (ISBN: 978 1 782 023...
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All Things Crafty

 Just as the adult best seller lists have been taken over by colouring books there has been a plethora of creative activity publishing that has arrived at my door. This sort of book is generally not suitable for library purchasing since they invite a single user to draw, colour, and cut out etc. But at this time of year they would make very lovely end of year prizes or indeed Christmas gifts! Draw It! Colour It! Creatures (Macmillan. ISBN: 978 14472 9070 4....
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Penguin Random House Children’s presents their ‘One to Watch’ Debut of 2016

SLA members have the chance to be first in line to read one of the hottest new titles of 2016. Published on 28th January  by  Bodley Head Anna and the Swallow Man by New York based debut author, Gavriel Savit, was snapped up by Editorial Director Ruth Knowles within 24 hours of reading it and rights have already been ...
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Harry Potter Book Night 2016

For all those of you who enjoyed the fun last year mark the date in your diary now! Bloomsbury Children’s Books ahave announced A Night of Spells as the theme for Harry Potter Book Night 2016....
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