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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.

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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Christmas Round Up-Part 1

I know, I know, it’s not even December yet, but I suspect most of us are beginning to think about buying Christmas presents and end of year prizes and so now is the time to tell you about some of the frankly quite lovely things that have been published for the Festive season. I have written before about the flush of relatively new grandmothers at CILIP and on the SLA Board so I know they will be keen to hear about the books for the very youngest new readers and wh...
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Concerned about reluctant readers?

Of course we would not be doing our job if we were not concerned about reluctant readers! Firstly news of a FREE event organised by Hays Education and hosted at Sidney Stringer Academy with author Bali Rai. ...
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Series catch up

With such limited space in the print journal it is always difficult to review every book in popular series, but equally it is important to make sure you are all aware that new books are available to purchase for the fans- although I am sure they are usually ahead of the game and will be nagging you to get them in! Junior fiction is particularly prone to prolific series. Rats (Stripes, £4.99 9781 84715 4415) ...
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Win Signed Copies

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