This issue’s cover illustration is from Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. Thanks to Macmillan Children’s Books for their help with this March cover.

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Book of the week


The Chocolate Factory Ghost (8-10 Junior/Middle)

David O’Connell

(Bloomsbury Children's Books)
208pp, 978-1408887066, RRP £5.99, Paperback


Lucky underpants, magical creatures, bucket-loads of fudge – just some of the tempting treats on offer in The Chocolate Factory Ghost, book one in a very promising new series by David O’Connell.


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Children of Blood and Bone (14+ Secondary/Adult)

Tomi Adeyemi
(Macmillan Children's Books)

544pp, FICTION, 978-1509871353, RRP £7.99, Paperback


In a letter to her reader, Tomi Adeyemi hopes we 'see a glimpse into my Nigerian heritage and the beautiful cultures and people Africa holds”. She wrote her novel “during a time where I kept turning on the news and seeing stories of unarmed black men and children being shot by the police'.


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The Waggiest Tails (5-8 Infant/Junior)

Brian Moses and Roger Stevens
(Otter-Barry Books Ltd)

96pp, POETRY, 978-1910959893, RRP £6.99, Paperback


This selection of poems about dogs, all ‘written by dogs with help’ of the two poets, giving a dog’s view of life is fun to read, but also perceptive and sometimes moving.


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The Unpredictability of Being Human (14+ Secondary/Adult)

Linni Ingemundsen
(Usborne Publishing Ltd)

288pp, 978-1474940634, RRP £7.99, Paperback


The first chapter (“You, Me and God Himself”) is just six pages long, but by its end we know 14 year-old Malin has her problems.


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CLiPPA 2018 SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED

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The shortlist for the 2018 CLiPPA (CLPE Award for Children's Poetry) has been announced.  Six books are in contention, the best in a year of renewed poetry publishing for children.


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THE HATE U GIVE WINS WATERSTONES CHILDREN’S BOOK PRIZE 2018

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Angie Thomas has been named overall winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2018 for her debut novel The Hate U Give.


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SHORTLISTS FOR 2018 CILIP CARNEGIE AND KATE GREENAWAY MEDALS ANNOUNCED

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The shortlists for the 2018 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals, the UK’s oldest book awards for children and young people, are announced today, Thursday 15th March.


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BLUE PETER BOOK AWARD WINNERS 2018

The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell and Real-Life Mysteries written by Susan Martineau, illustrated by Vicky Barker, have been revealed as this year’s Blue Peter Book Award winners.


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