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New Children’s Writer Prizes

Waterstone’s children’s book prize for new and recently published authors has added two new categories. There are now categories for teen fiction and picture books, as well as books for 5-12 years olds. The winner of each category will be … Continue reading

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Cheapest Kindle model yet hits stores

Amazon’s latest model of Kindle goes on sale next Wednesday (12th October 2011) at £89! The new version of the Kindle has the same 6″ screen size as the Kindle Keyboard (£109 and £149), but has an 18% smaller body … Continue reading

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£500,000 to restore Roald Dahl’s writing shed

As published on the Writing News website… A £500,000 campaign to restore the shed where Roald Dahl wrote his famous children’s books is being led by his grand-daughter, Sophie Dahl The shed was built  in the garden of Dahl’s home … Continue reading

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Kids books – reading count for the summer

Are your children off of school for the summer holidays? Unsure how to motivate them into picking up a book or two and spending some of their leisure time reading? Why not get them to enter The Guardian’s children’s book … Continue reading

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Last call for entries to Foyle’s Young Poets of the Year Award

The final deadline for poets aged between 11 and 17 to get their entries in for The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2011 is fastly approaching, with the final deadline date the 31st July 2011. The competition is … Continue reading

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Young Critics competition

The Guardian launched its ‘Young Critics’ competition at the beginning of June this year, and there is still time to get entries sent in, as the closing date isn’t until September 2011. The competition is based on the longlist for … Continue reading

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Shorelines festival for writers who like to be near the sea!

Celebrating literature with the sea as its theme, Shorelines: The World’s First Literature Festival of the Sea takes place in Southend-on-Sea between 15 and 17 July This three-day festival has been curated by writer, poet and performer Lemn Sissay and … Continue reading

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Strange new website from JK Rowling

The Guardian reported yesterday that Harry Potter fans, “have been sent into a frenzy of excitement” after the creator of their favourite wizard, JK Rowling, launched a mysterious new website. The website, Pottermore.com, currently only shows the word “Pottermore” on … Continue reading

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Peter Andre and Boris Johnson come together over children’s literacy

Pop singer, TV personality and father of two Peter Andre joined forces with Mayor of London Boris Johnson at London’s Botwell Green Library on Tuesday 14th June, launching a new reading and literacy scheme for children between the ages of … Continue reading

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Emma’s Hay Festival roundup

It’s the last day of the Hay Festival today and so Emma will have to de-pitch her tent and head home to Essex – back to the Words Worth Reading Ltd office where we’ve all missed her dearly! She is … Continue reading

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