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Win up to £400 worth of books with BookLife this World Cup. It’s all kicking off – the World Cup, that is! There are so many learning opportunities when countries come together for great sporting events. From football-inspired displays, colouring in maps, designing your own kits or getting out on the field for a kick-about, there’s loads to do. Maybe your staffroom is even having a sweepstake! “How could this be even better?” we hear you ask. How about winning our ENTIRE SERIES of World Adventures books for your school? Our World Adventures series is perfect for teaching around the...

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King’s Lynn Stars Mascot Competition Runners-Up Receive Prizes We’ve had a busy week this week getting out and about! We were so pleased to be able to sponsor the King’s Lynn Stars’ competition to design a new mascot – and there were loads of absolutely great submissions. The competition was open to the public and children were invited to send in their designs for a new mascot for the King’s Lynn Stars speedway team. Up for grabs was the best prize we could imagine: loads of lovely books for the winning child’s school, plus the chance to see the winning...

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We were lucky enough to speak to author and Children’s Book Award nominee Jarvis about his brilliant book Mrs Mole, I’m Home! This lovely picture book by the quirky author and illustrator of Lazy Dave and Odd Bods is beautifully illustrated and written. We find out a little more about the man with one name in this interview by Children's Book Award sponsor BookLife Publishing. Why did you choose to become an illustrator/author? Nearly 5 years ago, I was predominantly working in animation; directing, designing and storyboarding. I began to have ideas for stories which I thought would be better as...

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We had the chance to chat with award-winning illustrator Joe Todd-Stanton about his beautiful book ‘The Secret of Black Rock’; the third book penned and illustrated by Joe. Nominated for this years Children’s Book Award, hosted by the Federation of Children’s Book Groups and sponsored by BookLife Publishing, Joe discusses his inspiration, childhood and passion for storytelling. Why did you choose to become an illustrator? I was very lucky growing to have two parents who loved and made their own art. So from a young age I was encouraged to draw and paint. As I grew up I wanted to...

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It's not every day that you get to interview an award winning author who has eaten a tarantula! Katherine Rundell has been nominated for the Children's Book of the Year, which is an award hosted by the Federation of the Children's Book Group and sponsored by BookLife Publishing. We wanted to find out what inspired her to write such a compelling book and which authors inspired her to become a writer to begin with. Why did you choose to become an author? I can't remember a time when I didn't want to be a writer - it always seemed to...

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