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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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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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Affordable paperback editions - Winter 2014

Unlike my last round up blog which was to celebrate new editions of out of print or classic titles, this is the chance to catch up on affordable editions of more recent titles!  So working our way upwards by age, Mick Inkpen’s Wibbly Pig and the Tooky (Hodder, £6.99, 978 1 444 91224 1) is always ...
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Book lovers events

February 5th 2015 will see the first ever Harry Potter Book Night. Since it was first announced there have been a staggering 3,600 sign –ups around the world but it is not too late for YOU to join in!  This exciting event will give new and existing fan...
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New Editions

Lack of space meant that I could not include any new editions sections in Issue 4, but I don’t want to miss telling you about these beautiful books!  Frances Lincoln have launched The Classics, beautiful full colour, full size, hardback editions of some of their most celebrated collections of classic tales, myths, legends and traditional stories. I would not be at all surprised to find copies of the originals in most school libraries and most librarians loathe to let ...
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Christmas Round Up - Part 2

You should just have time to get hold of Adventivity (QED, £9.99, 978 1 78171 678 6) by Gina Carpenter and Laura Hambleton,  which takes the whole build up to Christmas to a new level with 25 holiday activities. Each calendar door reveals a surprise related to that day’s mini project which is much better...
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