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2018 Highlights

Similarly to last year’s post, I’ve decided that rather than do ‘best books of the year’, I would focus on books that I have particularly enjoyed this year. This is not an exhaustive list, just a few of those books that I have made an impact on me this year. I have read less children’s books …

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Empathy Day Blog Tour: Shoo Rayner

  On 12th June, we will be celebrating the second Empathy Day, founded by EmpathyLab. Stories help us understand each other better, because reading in itself can make us more empathetic and sharing books can connect us in new ways. I was delighted to be asked to support this important initiative by being part of the …

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2017 Highlights

There have been so many amazing books published this year, but it would seem unfair to do a “best books of the year” because there are so many I have not read.  So I have decided to go for “highlights” instead, books that I read and have particularly loved this year; this is by no …

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Guest post: CLiPPA shortlisted poet James Carter talks about poetry in schools

  The CLiPPA (Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award) for a book of poetry for children was launched in 2003 by CLPE (Centre for Literacy in Primay Education). This is the only award for published poetry for children, highlighting an important branch of children’s literature and ensuring that it receives proper recognition. The award is presented annually for a …

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Holiday Ha Ha Ha: a guest post by Joanna Nadin

The summer holidays are nearly upon us and young readers will be looking for books to read in their Summer Reading Challenge or to pack in their suitcases. Short story anthologies are perfect reading material for the holidays because they can be read in short bursts, between fun activities and outings, or just to chill out, …

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