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WIN! WIN! WIN!

I'm excited to bring you two competitions courtesy of Lexi Rees, author of Eternal Seas reviewed this week on the Bookshelf.  Lexi is offering Amazon vouchers and the exciting opportunity to see your illustrations published in her next book. Both competitions are easy to enter.  

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Great School Libraries

I am very excited to see the Great School Libraries initiative up and running today - congratulations to all those people who have worked so hard behind the scenes. Let's all get behind their campaign, because every child deserves a great school library.  

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Starting School Books

It's coming up to that time of year again and I've been looking at books about starting secondary school. There are lots of picture books for kids joining nursery or reception, but fewer about going up to Year Seven. Here is my initial list but it's a work in progress so please get in touch with any more to add ideas. 

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A Day At The Desk

Today I am delighted to welcome fiction translator Adriana Capadose to the Day at the Desk feature. Adriana translates fiction from French to English, and has kindly taken time to answer questions from year 8 & 9 children at St Joseph's High School in Slough.   

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The Wolves of WIlloughby Chase

Review to follow shortly 

 

Teachers - have you discovered @BookPenPals? A new initiative pairing authors & illustrators with schools to make reading recommendations via postcards. They're pretty oversubscribed, but if you're interested it might be worth getting your name on the waiting list. They have some fabulous authors on board.