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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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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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Nosy Crow publishes fundraising book for War Child and the children of Syria

Nosy Crow publishes Refuge by Anne Booth and Sam Usher TODAY in aid of War Child and the children of Syria. This important book will be invaluable to schools and families who want to help children understand the refugee crisis. The picture book will have taken only seven weeks to bring to market from manuscript to publication, and ...
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Reduced price for new title!

If you haven't yet read Derek Landy's mind-blowing epic thriller DEMON ROAD, now is the perfect time! "With an engaging story, weird and wonderful characters and a dash of teenage a...
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See author Steve Backshall Live and in your school for Free

Steve Backshall, BBC Deadly TV presenter and author of The Falcon Chronicles will be appearing in a FREE author event broadcast LIVE to schools and libraries on Friday 6th November at 11am GMT. Steve’s event will be broadcast on the Hachette Children’s Group live streaming site Children’s Authors Live ...
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