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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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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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