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Reading Blog » September 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.

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.

John Boyne Giveaway

October1st sees the much anticipated publication of the new novel by John Boyne and there are 5 copies available to lucky SLA members! Almost ten years ago, John Boyne wrote his first extraordinary children’s novel about a boy living in the shadow of the Nazi regime...
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Paperback editions

For those with very tight budgets the welcome release of more affordable paperbacks is always good news and we have a bumper crop of picture books for you! Louise Yates and every librarian’s favourite character is back with Dog Loves Fairy Tales (Red Fox, £6.99. 978 178 295593 1) which is a real treasure for literacy lessons. The Greenaway medal wi...
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New editions to covet

It is always a pleasure when well-loved favourites are re-issued; enabling libraries to refresh their stock and attract a whole new generation of readers. Sometimes it is a sad event that prompts the publishing and such is the case with Puffin Random House celebrating the work of the late Maurice Sendak. His most famous work is Where the Wild Things Are  now...
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Series fiction for all ages - a mega catch up

Since there has been an unfortunate delay with the delivery of your new edition of The School Librarian, this succession of blogs will hopefully help fill that gap! It is, of course, a sad fact of life that once we have featured a series in our published reviews, we cannot cover every episode in the magazine, but we all know that children and young people get quite addicted to reading more about their favourite characters in their favourite series. I am sure that they also tell you quickly...
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