BookTrust news: 2017
Posted 14 June 2017
Children's Book Club will close this July as we get ready to launch our exciting new website - aimed at time-strapped families on the hunt for reading tips and advice....
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Posted 7 June 2017
Lauren Child, the bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator, has today been crowned the tenth Waterstones Children's Laureate. Lauren Child, artist and author-illustrator of the Charlie and Lola and Clarice...
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Posted 22 May 2017
To celebrate 25 years of Bookstart, popular TV presenter and radio DJ Lauren Laverne will narrate and bring this year's National Bookstart Week title, Everybunny Dance!, to life. For 25...
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Posted 8 May 2017
School starters in England should be on the lookout for the 700,000 copies of The Bumblebear going out as part of our Time to Read campaign this autumn. Families across...
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Posted 2 May 2017
Inspire a love of reading in your Year 7 and 8 students by signing your school up to Bookbuzz 2017-18; there really is something for every reader among this year’s...
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Posted 25 April 2017
Exhausted parents are losing out on over 650 hours of sleep a year, BookTrust research has found. The survey of over 1,000 parents of children under the age of 3...
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Posted 27 February 2017
Podkin One Ear and Survivors have won this year's Blue Peter Book Awards - and both tell stories of struggle and strength. Stealing the top spot for Best Story is...
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Posted 21 February 2017
Two hundred teenage school children had the chance to meet one of Ireland's top writers at a recent event at the Belfast Harbour Commissioner’s Office. The event was the culmination...
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Posted 9 February 2017
Raymond Briggs, the iconic children’s author and illustrator, has been awarded the prestigious BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award. The BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates the body of work of an author...
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