BookTrust news: 2015
Posted 16 December 2015
Five hundred families across north and east Belfast are to get special packs of books, thanks to an exciting new partnership. BookTrust Northern Ireland (NI) has joined up with Belfast...
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Posted 11 December 2015
Pupils from primary schools in Northern Ireland got to test out their drawing skills last week - when they met popular children's book illustrator and author, Nick Sharratt. The visits...
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Posted 7 December 2015
Thanks to funding from Waterstones, 9,000 Looked After Children from across the UK will receive a special festive gift book this Christmas time! The books have been carefully selected for...
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Posted 3 December 2015
It's another exciting year for the Blue Peter Book Awards, with a shortlist of children's reads that tackle big issues - with humour, magic and a splash of silliness. The...
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Posted 1 December 2015
Christmas is now full steam ahead after two girls won a competition to give a couple of Virgin trains a special festive makeover. Today was the big unveiling of the...
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Posted 30 November 2015
Book Trust is one of 3 charities in the staff vote to be the Mace Foundation Charity of the Year 2016 and we need your help! How can you...
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Posted 23 November 2015
Help those in need this Christmas simply by shopping during the festive period - you can help disadvantaged children by buying charity cards from Waterstones. As part of our ongoing...
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Posted 17 November 2015
BookTrust is proud to work with the BBC on a year-long campaign to get people reading for pleasure. The Get Reading campaign, which starts today, will encourage the nation to...
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Posted 30 October 2015
Author and football journalist Dan Freedman inspires pupils with tales of his former career. Pupils from St Columba's College in Portaferry, De La Salle College in Downpatrick, Breda Academy and...
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Posted 15 October 2015
The Blue Peter Awards judges have been announced, and they're tasked with finding shortlists for the Best Story and Best Book with Facts. The four judges for 2016's Awards are:...
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