Our Summer Reading

by Emma Sewell
by Emma Sewell

There’s nothing better than getting a deck chair out and sitting on the patio with a good book and a cold drink. So that’s what we’ve been doing once we’re home from a hard day in the office, getting our summer reading on!

Here are just a few of the things we’ve taken out of our TBR piles, and a few we’ve added in to read next.

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New Books For June

by Emma Sewell
by Emma Sewell

The new books for June are looking promising. It has taken a while to pick some of my favourites from the buyer’s guide… but here they are. There are six of the UK’s bestselling authors in this month’s selection. The bestsellers’ charts are going to be a tough one to predict!

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What Kids Are Reading 2016

by Emma Sewell
by Emma Sewell

What Kids Are Reading is an independent study written by Professor Keith Topping, Professor of Education and Social Research (School of Education, University of Dundee), and published annually by Renaissance Learning.

As part of the What Kids Are Reading report, Renaissance Learning have compiled all the data taken from the schools which participate in their Accelerated Reader scheme. Within this you can see which books the children have voted for as their favourites. They have the option to rate the books in four ways: ‘One of the best books I have ever read’; ‘A very good book’; ‘An OK book’ and ‘Not a good book’. These were then used to create an ‘average book rating’. more “What Kids Are Reading 2016”

New Books For April

by Emma Sewell
by Emma Sewell

Every month I get my hands on a ‘new titles’ catalogue teeming with new publications begging to be picked up and read. Below I’ve picked out eight new books for April that caught my eye to share with you. Hopefully you’ll find a new favourite for your shelves.
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Carnegie Shortlists In Review

by Emma Sewell
by Emma Sewell

Carnegie Shortlist - Previous WinnersToday sees the release of the Carnegie shortlist for 2016. Awards are always cause for discussion: everyone has their favourite that “has to win”, and Carnegie is no stranger to a bit of online debate. 2014’s winner, Bunker Diary, which led a reviewer from The Telegraph to ask “Why wish this book on a child?”, caused the biggest debate since Melvin Burgess won in 1996 with his novel Junk. more “Carnegie Shortlists In Review”