Pets In Fiction – Celebrating Love Your Pet Day

  February 20th, 2018 is International Love Your Pet Day and it got us thinking about how often pets feature as a key character in fiction… From Nana the nurse dog in Peter Pan, Scabbers the Rat in Harry Potter, Tintin’s Snowy to Bill Syke’s Bulls-Eye in Oliver Twist. They are the constant and often closest

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Give the Gift of Reading

#bookgivingday takes place on 14th February each year. The aim? To get books in the hands of as many children as possible. International Book Giving Day is 100% volunteer led. It exists because: Most children in developing countries do not own books In the United Kingdom, one-third of children do not own books In the

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Books To Inspire Your Heart With Art

31st January 2018: Inspire Your Heart With Art Day. Release the artist inside of you with our pick of the best art inspired books for both children and parents alike: Relax Kids: How to be Happy – 52 Positive Activities for Children Author: Marneta Viegas How to be Happy is a scrap book bursting with positive

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Ten Steps to Become a Book Marketing Wizard

Author of The Firebird Chronicles series, recipient of the Taner Baybars award (2016), Artistic Director of Suitcase and Spectacles Children’s Theatre, Author in Residence at Beckfoot Upper Heaton School in Bradford, and part of the Leeds Big Bookend Festival team, which he chaired from 2013-16. There’s not much he doesn’t know about bringing his characters from the

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Mindfulness + Dreams: How the Two Come Together

  Mindfulness. We hear this word often in today’s society. But what is it exactly and how can we use it to better help and understand our children? Our Street talks to Relax Kids founder, Marneta Viegas, about her approach to using Mindfulness to reach out to children to help them focus on today for

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0.99 eBook offer – Escape from the Past 1 & 2

We have two 0.99 eBook offers (may include tax). Now until December 15th. ‪ Books one and two of the Escape from the Past series have a 0.99 eBook offer.  Escape from the Past The Duke’s Wrath Trying out an experimental computer game, a fifteen-year-old boy unwittingly time-travels to medieval Germany where he must not only

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0.99 eBook offer – Lieutenant Hotshot

We have a 0.99 eBook offer (may include tax). Now until September 15th. ‪ “You are in the valley now, Modetse, but one day you’ll come out on the mountain,” is what Mama Zuma tells him, but having been brainwashed by the horror of the Lord’s Resistance Army what chance can Modetse ever have of

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Events & Announcements

Children’s Author Talk in Ilkley

If you’re in or near Ilkley, come along and meet Daniel Ingram-Brown author of Rise of the Shadow Stealers! Hold the head of the King, and try on Mr Bumbler’s hat. Discover more about writing, and compete for the prize for the best question… Saturday 17th October, 6pm Church House, Church Street, Ilkley, LS29 9DS

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Book News

National Road Victim Month 2017 & exploring the impact of serious injury on a teenagers life

Hospital High written by Mimi Thebo is YA fiction based on a true story from a popular children’s author who has been longlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2017. When she was fourteen, the author Mimi Thebo died in a car accident. Hospital High is a young adult novel based on the day she died and

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The Last Stop “a real surprise”!

The Last Stop by Michael Burnam is our latest science-fiction story published by Lodestone Books this week. “The Last Stop launches with a mystery that rides on a youthful sense of wonder and curiosity as did J.J. Abrams’ Super 8. The adventure travels into new territory on the power of daring speculation and scientific accuracy

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