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The Weasel Puffin Unicorn Baboon Pig Lobster Race

This is the most zaniest picture book, you'll love it!

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Waffle Hearts

The debut novel from Norwegian writer Maria Parr. It’s one of those delicious novels that you’ll want to read again and again.

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Paul Jennings - Encouraging Children to Read

Wow, have we got a treat for you! Nurturing buzzing, life long readers is a big responsibility. Some children take to it like a duck to water, others, well a little more creativity is required.

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Oliver and the Seawigs

Great for independent readers who are just beginning to delve into longer novels.

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A Sick Day for Amos McGee

Click here for your chance to WIN Philip and Erin Stead's latest picture book, Bear Has A Story to Tell, in My Book Corner's latest competition. Amos McGee is a gentle tale filled with old fashioned charm, making it a stand out in our modern world.

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5 copies of Ivy Pocket to giveaway

5 copies of Ivy Pocket to giveaway

Ivy Pocket has me captivated. I need to tell everyone about this novel for readers aged 10+. In fact, thanks to the lovely people at Bloomsbury Books I have FIVE copies to giveaway.

Here's what you need to do ... 

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Best Colouring Books for Adults - Top Ten

Best Colouring Books for Adults - Top Ten

It is totally a thing.

Colouring books are not just for kids. Official. It's the new kind of therapy that many are turning to. Such a useful way to fill snippets of time, whilst providing the mind with time and space to pause and relax.

These are my top ten recommendations for adult colouring books - from forests, to zentangling, to Benedict Cumberbatch ... go grab your crayolas!! Totally recommended for switching off and delving into your creative side. They make pretty cute presents too!

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Best Easter Books ~ Part II

Best Easter Books ~ Part II

You'll know from last year, that I think picture books in particular are awesome gifts to pass on at Easter.

Snuck inbetween those piles of yummy chocolate, the right picture book will help to create some lovely memories.

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The CILIP Carnegie & Greenaway Children's Book Awards: Shortlist 2015

The CILIP Carnegie & Greenaway Children's Book Awards: Shortlist 2015

"The titles chosen for both lists are assured, memorable, dazzling and brave."

The short lists for the oldest children's book awards in the UK have been announced.

On Tuesday 17th March 2015 the contenders for both the Carnegie and Greenaway Medals were revealed. 

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Blue Peter Book Awards 2015 - Winners Announced

Blue Peter Book Awards 2015 - Winners Announced

More than 200 children from ten schools across the UK have decided ... The Blue Peter Book Awards for 2015 have been announced. 

Hugest congratulations to Pamela Butchart & Andy Seed.

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Scottish Children's Book Awards 2015 - Winners Announced

Scottish Children's Book Awards 2015 - Winners Announced

** Breaking News **

HUGE congratulations to Ross Collins, Alex McCall and Cathy MacPhail who were today (4 March) announced as the winners of the 2015 Scottish Children’s Book Awards during a special ceremony at Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms, attended by 600 children.

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2015 Waterstones Children's Book Prize - Short List Announced

2015 Waterstones Children's Book Prize - Short List Announced

The short list for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2015 has been announced.

If you are looking for reading inspiration, here is a great place to start.

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UKYA Extravaganza - An Interview With Rose Mannering

UKYA Extravaganza - An Interview With Rose Mannering

UKYA is totally a thing. It's gathering momentum, it's surrounded by passion and is shouting from the rooftops about the wonderful YA novels that are bursting onto the market at the moment. 

Thanks to authors Kerry Drewery & Emma Pass, plus the wonderful events manager at Waterstones, Birmingham an exciting Extravaganza has been organised for Saturday 28th February.

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Share a Story Calendar 2015

Share a Story Calendar 2015

Do you just ADORE sharing stories?

Then this inspired initiative from Jackie French is right up your street. Share a Story.

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