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Reading Blog » May 2015RSS Feed RSS

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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Paperback editions to stretch you budget

It is probably a sign of my age, but paperback picturebooks are definitely of much higher physical quality these days. Once upon a time they would have been frowned upon as not robust enough for library use, but the perfect binding seems much stronger and the covers of all but one or two of this batch have a lovely matt wipe clean surface!  The physical reproduction of the internal illustrations has always been on a par with the hardback and this matters where the subject i...
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YHA Alex Rider Spy Academy for schools!

Walker Books have partnered with the brilliant YHA (England and Wales) to bring Alex Rider’s adventures to life with the YHA Alex Rider Spy Academy, a brand new Action Adventure Package for schools in 2015!...
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New Editions to refresh your stock

Anniversary editions – reissues of timeless classics- are very successful at making you feel really, really old! A huge favourite with my children and thousands of other children, parents and teachers is apparently 35 years old: David McKee’s iconic picture book Not Now Bernard (Andersen, £6.99,978 1...
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