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Top Children's authors take centre stage BookLife helped celebrate one of the most star-studded children’s book events of the year last weekend; as the annual Children’s Book Award was presented to last year’s winner, Sir Michael Morpurgo.  The annual conference brings together hundreds of librarians, teachers, book lovers and members of the Federation of Children’s Book Groups to celebrate the best children’s books of the year. This year was particularly special as it represents a landmark 50th year of the federation, and with BookLife announcing themselves as headline sponsors for next year, the sky’s the limit! The event was a huge success with some of the...

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This World Book Day, our BookLife authors are taking a well-earned break and snuggling up with a delicious hot chocolate. As they take a step back from non-fiction, they reminisce about their most-loved children's books. Here are some of their favourites… Madeline Tyler Author of the Unlocking Ancient Civilisations and the upcoming All Year Round series One of my favourite bedtime stories as a child was Owl Babies by Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson. Three little owls – Sarah, Percy and Bill – wake up in their tree all alone and without their mummy. They are very frightened and worry...

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Thousands of schools across the UK are struggling to provide new classroom resources and library books for their pupils. However, we are not here just to talk about the problems, as you already know the problems. We are here to talk about the solutions. Piloted in the spring of 2017, Match Funding helped hundreds of schools increase their budgets and fill their libraries with new resources.

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As budgets are being slashed, pupil numbers are increasing and pressure is building within UK schools, finding the finances to support children with up-to-date resources is becoming increasingly difficult. Here at BookLife, we’ve decided we want to help primary schools across the UK.

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When we heard that staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn had put out a request to help them replace lost and damaged toys and books for their children’s ward, we knew we had to help.

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