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Festive fiction 2017 roundup

We have produced a video with a roundup of festive fiction published this year, we hope you enjoy watching it:


Festive fiction roundup

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Excelsior Award shortlist!

The 2018 shortlist is finally here - eight Christmas crackers!

The new shortlist for the Excelsior Award is now available for your perusal on the website - with an eclectic mix of fantastic reading material for ages 11-16.
Go and visit the website and please e-mail Paul Register back any feedback you may have - paulregister[at]blokeofsteel.co.uk. This has probably been the most difficult shortlist Paul has ever had to put together so he really hopes that you and your students enjoy it and are excited about getting to grips with the books in January. 
Remember that registrationfor 2018 is still open and is still only £22.50.


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Changes at the SLA

This month is the start of a period of change here at SLA – lots of changes coming up in personnel.  But, it is at the end of December that we lose our longest serving Board member – Publications Co-ordinator Geoff Dubber.  Geoff has supported and encouraged the association over a good many years – 25 to be exact!  An amazing record! We are sorry to see him go, but know he will stay in touch with all his friends at SLA.  Good luck in your future projects Geoff, from all at SLA.

PS We are planning a presentation to Geoff at a future date – if you would like to contribute to a collection please contact the office.

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WICKED YOUNG WRITER AWARDS anounces judging panel for 2018

Wicked Young WritersThe acclaimed WICKED YOUNG WRITER AWARDS (www.wickedyoungwriterawards.com), created and sponsored by the award-winning musical WICKED in association with the National Literacy Trust (www.literacytrust.org.uk), are delighted to announce that author, award-winning journalist and former Labour MP Ed Balls is returning to join on the judging panel, alongside acclaimed Young People’s Laureate for London, Caleb Femi and Editor-in-Chief of First News, Nicky Cox MBE. Author and illustrator of the How to Train Your Dragon books, Cressida Cowell, returns as Head Judge for the fourth consecutive year, together with long-standing judges Jonathan Douglas, Director of the National Literacy Trust and Michael McCabe, Executive Producer of WICKED.

WYWA Judges Announcement

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