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Are You More Jane Eyre or Gilderoy Lockhart?

This week is #BannedBooksWeek. Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read and discuss controversial ideas and theories. “Why is it so important to raise awareness of banned books?” You ask. Well, banning books is a process of censorship which supresses speech, communication or information deemed a threat to security. The reason many oppose censorship

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Articles

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Are You More Jane Eyre or Gilderoy Lockhart?

This week is #BannedBooksWeek. Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read and discuss controversial ideas and theories. “Why is it so important to raise awareness of banned books?” You ask. Well, banning books is a process of censorship which supresses speech, communication or information deemed a threat to security. The reason many oppose censorship

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Read an eBook Day 2018

Does Paper Make The Book?

For many of us parents in this digital age, we fight a gruelling battle with our children over screen time which often leads to outburts and fits of uncontrollable hysteria. The goalposts of how much screen time to allow constantly change. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a maximum of one hour of “high-quality programming”

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England’s Children Are Unhappy According to World’s Happiest Children Report

Eight-year-olds in England are less happy than those in Estonia, Poland and Turkey, a recent survey suggests, with body image and school identified as areas they are particularly troubled by. England ranked 13th out of 16 countries when it came to children’s life satisfaction, according to the international survey. Only South Korea, Nepal and Ethiopia

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The Provider Competition Winners Are…

At the end of June, we announced that Lodestone Books were giving away two FREE copies of John Hunt’s debut novel, The Alaskan Chronicles – The Provider. We are delighted to announce that the winners of the competition are Sharon Coppin and Debbie Gray. Congratulations ladies, it looks like your summer reading lists just got

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Does Youth Have A Number?

Whether it’s nostalgia for their youth or trying to make sense of that rich period of their lives, 55% of YA (young adult) readers are actually adults. When asked why he thought this was, Australian author and winner of the 2006 Lloyd O’Neil Award for contributions to Australian publishing, John Marsden said: “I think a

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Promotions

The Provider Competition Winners Are…

At the end of June, we announced that Lodestone Books were giving away two FREE copies of John Hunt’s debut novel, The Alaskan Chronicles – The Provider. We are delighted to announce that the winners of the competition are Sharon Coppin and Debbie Gray. Congratulations ladies, it looks like your summer reading lists just got

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WIN a Copy of The Provider

Today is the official release date for John Hunt’s eagerly awaited debut Novel, The Alaskan Chronicles – The Provider. This YA book is set in 2020 and the world is bracing itself for the effects of a huge solar storm.  17 year old Jim Richards is a gawky, unimpressive teenager in Anchorage, Alaska. As chaos descends

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Events & Announcements

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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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