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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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The Weasel Puffin Unicorn Baboon Pig Lobster Race

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

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Lost My Name - Competition

Lost My Name - Competition

On Sunday night they blew away the Dragons, securing a truly spectacular deal. Actually. It was a record breaking deal. Yep.

Those Dragons can be tough to crack, but we knew the team behind Lost My Name would do it .. why?

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11 Great Apps for Summer

11 Great Apps for Summer

Andrew Goff, current COO of Gazoob & former teacher, is a bit of a whizz when it comes to educational apps, which is just as well as there are a plethora of apps on the market at the moment.

Which one to choose?

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The Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2014 - Longlist

The Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2014 - Longlist

It was a bumper weekend for children's fiction with The Guardian announcing their long list, alongside a celebration of children's fiction in their weekend edition.

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Moose Kid Comics

Moose Kid Comics

Were Are you a Beano fan?

I loved receiving my regular comic when I was younger, I'm even more delighted now my two children have discovered the magic of comics too. 

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The CILIP Carnegie & Greenaway Medal Winners 2014

The CILIP Carnegie & Greenaway Medal Winners 2014

Drumroll pleeeeease!

The winners have been announced for the 2014 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals.

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NAIDOC Week 2014 - Reading List

NAIDOC Week 2014 - Reading List

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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Catherine Bruton ~ I Predict A Riot ~ Guest Post

Catherine Bruton ~ I Predict A Riot ~ Guest Post

Last weekend I completed Catherine Bruton’s YA novel I Predict A Riot. Unique and fast paced, it was quite a journey.

It’s a gripping novel inspired by the 2011 London Riots, together with her teaching experiences in both South London and Southern Africa.

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Top Ten Oddest Characters in Children’s Novels - Chae Strathie

Top Ten Oddest Characters in Children’s Novels - Chae Strathie

I LOVE this post.

From the talented hands of Chae Strathie (of award winning Jumblebum fame) is a collection of ... the Top Ten Oddest Characters in kid's novels!

Perfect!!

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Emma Dodd - Illustrator Interview

Emma Dodd - Illustrator Interview

HUGEST welcome to illustrator Emma Dodd.

I kinda fell in love with her picture book The Entertainer, and simply had to invite Emma over.

Just remember, please don't tell anyone about her most embarrassing moment ...

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Elys Dolan - Author Interview

Elys Dolan - Author Interview

Elys Dolan created quite a storm with that fabulous picture book Weasels. Now Nuts in Space has come along to make us giggle just a little bit harder.

Well, I just had to ask Elys in to My Book Corner didn't I!!

Delve in to discover her most embarrassing moment and her geek confession.

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Sainsbury's launches its own Children's Book Award

Sainsbury's launches its own Children's Book Award

It looks like a new, shiny book award is on the horizon.

Sainsbury’s, the UK’s third largest supermarket and a major player in children’s book retailing, has today announced details of the first “Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards”.

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