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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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UCLan Publishing: A Guest Post by Hazel Holmes

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UCLan Publishing We’re a small team of highly experienced and professional book publishers with years in the trade behind them, many at the highest level including Waterstones Head Office, Penguin Random House, Bloomsbury, Macmillan and library supply. Therefore, our books are superb quality and our noses are commercial. What we do? UCLan Publishing is a […]

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When Pictures Tell a Thousand Stories

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a guest blog by Melanie McGilloway 2019 BookList: When Pictures Tell a Thousand Stories – A Selection of Wordless Picture Books for All Ages Looking back at what I have done in the last few years, it seems I spend a lot of time thinking about wordless picture books. I have written about them regularly […]

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

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by Kate Poels, CBA Co-ordinator Over the past couple of weeks we have been lucky enough to have enlisted the help of three fantastic children’s book bloggers to help us celebrate the books in our Younger Readers category. If you missed any of them never fear!  Here is a roundup of some of the things […]

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Toppsta – Come and Join the Party!

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A guest blog by Georgina Atwell I launched Toppsta in 2014 when, as a mum to two young children, I realised I wanted to know which books children were REALLY enjoying. Which were the books that they couldn’t put down? Which were the series they couldn’t get enough of? Who were the authors and illustrators […]

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Children’s Book Award Younger Children Blog Tour Round-up

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by Kate Poels, CBA Co-ordinator Since we announced the Top 10 titles in this year’s FCBG Children’s Book Award in February, four amazing children’s book bloggers have helped us to celebrate the four picture books on our shortlist. Here is a roundup of some of the things we’ve been treated to. We kicked the tour […]

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A New Direction

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by Dan Smith ‘We love it! It feels like a new direction for you.’ That was the reaction from my publisher when they saw the first, rough draft of my latest book, SHE WOLF. The thing is though, for me it didn’t feel like a new direction. I researched and wrote a story the way […]

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