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Reading Blog » October 2016RSS 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.

Berkshire Book Award 2017

Children’s author Tim Bowler wowed pupils from secondary schools across Berkshire when he officially launched the 2017 Berkshire Book Award (BBA) at LVS Ascot...
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Lauren Child on finishing the Ruby series

Writing an inter-connecting thriller series presents very different challenges, compared to those of writing a stand-alone book.  It requires one to write a satisfying and complete tale, while also making sure there are a few tantalizing loose ends.  These loose threads are then woven into the next installment, where some are tied up and others get drawn into the following book, new threads appear, and on and on until the final story i...
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Golden Oldies-New Editions Available Now

To celebrate the 40th birthday of Andersen Press, they have republished, in the beautiful original hardback format, the debut picturebooks from the legends that are Tony Ross and David McKee. Goldilocks and the Three Bears (£8.99, 9781783444694) from Tony Ross was originally published in 1976 and Tony has gone on to...
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Perfect Paperbacks

Amongst the pile of paperback editions to tempt the frugal budget holder there is one with a very interesting publishing history. The Fox and the Star by Coralie Bickford-Smith (Puffin, £7.99, 9780141978895) was Waterstones’ Book of the Year, selected in Time Out’s 100 Best Children’s Books and winner of t...
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Win a copy of brilliant new novel by C J Skuse

From the critically acclaimed...
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