BookTrust news: 2012
Posted 20 December 2012
Looking back on a great birthday year for Bookstart When we launched the Bookstart 20 pledge back at the start of 2012 we knew it would capture the imagination. We...
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Posted 17 December 2012
Booktrust is delighted to call for submissions for the Kim Scott Walwyn Prize 2013, the national award recognising women's outstanding potential and previous achievements in their publishing careers The Prize...
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Posted 13 December 2012
After a year spanning the globe for the finest international talent, the BBC National Short Story Award returns for 2013 to celebrate the best in homegrown short fiction Submissions for...
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Posted 3 December 2012
Welcome Matt Haig! Matt Haig is an award-winning author of books for children, teenagers, young adults and adults. Following Hannah Berry, and previously writers like Patrick Ness, Bali Rai, Evie...
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Posted 30 November 2012
Read for My School, the brand new national schools reading competition from The Pearson Foundation and Book Trust, with support from the Department for Education has announced the 90 titles...
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Posted 29 November 2012
Funding for Book Trust secured until 2015, with a new task to develop schemes to target disadvantaged two-year-olds The Government has announced that Book Trust will continue to receive a...
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Posted 13 November 2012
Note (2016): Booktime is now known as Time to Read Nine millionth book to be gifted to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading... There is a...
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Posted 6 November 2012
Dark Lord eliminates comic competition by seizing the prize for the funniest book for children aged seven to fourteen, whilst a picture book about toddler tantrums stomps to victory in...
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Posted 2 November 2012
Has your child just started primary school? Thanks to the Booktime programme, your child will get a free book pack from their school this autumn term. A brilliant programme and...
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Posted 26 October 2012
Audible have announced they will donate 50p per free download of a new Neil Gaiman Halloween story to Book Trust. The horror story is exclusive to Audible and written and...
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