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Reading Blog » November 2017RSS Feed RSS

The SLA Reading Blog is designed to highlight new books and related resources plus publishers' offers for our Members that we think may be of interest to school librarians and to others working in related fields. The blog is available to logged-in SLA Members at and a summary RSS feed is available at SLA Members, please submit any reviews you may wish to post here to bookblog[at] and remember to quote your membership number in your e-mail. This blog is moderated by the SLA.

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Christmas Books 2017

 December is looming so it is time for the annual Christmas Book Guide from your SLA! If you want just the right book for a specific child then there have been some amazing books reviewed this year, but the one’s featured here are specifically Christmas themed or just too stupendously beautiful to be purchased for a school library (unless your pupils are very, very lucky, always have clean hands and handle books with care!)  Let’s start with the little ones because they are the most fun! 2017 was the 35th anniversary year for Rod Campbell's Dear Zoo and Macmillan ...
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A Shake Up of Judges for the Little Rebels Award for Radical Children’s Fiction

The prize for the children’s book which best celebrates social justice is back for its 6th year-with a shake up of the judging panel! Three new judges will be joining the Little Rebels Children’s Book Award: Patrice Lawrence, Emily Drabble and Darren Chetty. This year, the award will be administered by two radical booksell...
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