Travelling Tales: Awesome Science

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Travelling Tales: Awesome Science

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Al’s Awesome Science is a young fiction series written by Jane Clarke and illustrated by James Brown. The series follows science-mad twins Al and Lottie as they plan to build a time machine and test out various scientific theories to develop their design and prepare for space travel. The chapter books, ideal for children who […]

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Rosie Loves Jack

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by Mel Darbon Rosie Loves Jack is a story about love and one girl’s journey to be reunited with the boy who makes the sunshine in her head. It’s a story about never giving up despite the odds that are stacked against you. It’s a book that will help you see the world through new […]

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Travelling Tales

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by Bren MacDibble Travelling tales and tales while travelling are what I’m all about lately. We hit the road exactly a year ago after city life became all too busy and difficult and following a house fire. We sold everything we had left in Melbourne, bought an RV and a trailer to put the motorbikes […]

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Branford Boase Award Shortlist 2019

The shortlist for the 2019 Branford Boase Award was announced yesterday (Wednesday 1st May 2019). The Branford Boase Award is given annually to the author of an outstanding debut novel for children. Uniquely, it also honours the editor of the winning title and highlights the importance of the editor in nurturing new talent. The shortlist […]

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Enriching ourselves through the stories of others

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By Rehan Khan As a storyteller I’m fascinated by how ideas move from one culture to the next. How information is exchanged, from which knowledge is built, and wisdom garnered. I’m particularly interested in what unites cultures – the shared myths, legends, narratives – as opposed to what shatters them into a thousand shards. Whilst […]

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Stand Tall Like a Mountain: A Guest Post from Suzy Reading

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Self-Care for Kids and Parents We teach our kids how to brush their teeth, to safely cross roads and the importance of healthy eating, self-care for kids is about broadening the focus to include practices that boost our children’s emotional and mental wellbeing. We all want to raise compassionate, resilient kids and we achieve this […]

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Little Rebels Award Shortlist

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The Little Rebels Children’s Book Award is now in its 7th year. The Award recognises fiction for ages 0-12 which promotes or celebrates social justice and equality. The shortlist for this rather wonderful award has just been announced, and is as follows: Across the Divide by Anne Booth – Catnip Publishing Freedom by Catherine Johnson […]

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On Friendship

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by Rose Edwards What is it that makes teenage friendships so intense? Is it the way we cross from one state to another? I remember the very last time I played make believe with my best friend. The stories that had engrossed us for hours suddenly failed to interest me. I left her in her […]

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Children’s Book Award Blog Tour Round-up

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What a couple of months we have had since we first announced the top ten shortlisted books in this year’s FCBG Children’s Book Award. An enormous thanks must go to the utterly brilliant bloggers who have pulled out all the stops to make the blog tour such a success. Also thank you to all the […]

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Children’s Book Award Older Readers Blog Tour Round-up

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As this year’s FCBG Children’s Book Award blog tour entered its final leg we were lucky to have been joined by our final three brilliant children’s book bloggers to help us celebrate the books in our Older Readers category. Don’t worry if you missed any of the posts as here is a roundup of some […]

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