Awards Tag

13 Apr Our New Patron is Liz Pichon!

We are absolutely delighted to announce the support of a wonderful new patron! Liz Pichon, the multi award-winning children’s author and illustrator, best known for her series of Tom Gates novels, feels passionately about supporting our mission of helping all children to reach their potential by becoming confident and enthusiastic...

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08 May Bike Writing Competition

Reading Matters, Writing Yorkshire and NAWE have joined together to mount a major creative writing competition for all ages under the title of ‘Bike’ to celebrate the 2014 Tour De France passing through Yorkshire and to encourage young people and adults to engage with creative writing. The competition closes on 6 June 2014. It...

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Reading celebration

17 Jul Winner of £50 of resources competition

We have just selected the winner of our £50 of resources competition. Thanks to everyone for taking part by liking Reading Matters on Facebook, following  Reading Matters on Twitter or adding a comment to our blog. The winner is a fantastic English Teacher from Manchester. We are just organising the prize; all...

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05 Apr A week of shortlists

Every blog post I have read this week seems to mention a new book award shortlist: The 2012 Carnegie Medal Shortlist - My Name is Mina by David Almond shortlisted again! The 2012 Kate Greenaway Medal Shortlist - We love There Are No Cats in This Book...

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20 Mar Showcomotion Youth Jury

This afternoon Reading Matters meeting for Reading Mentors and Co-ordinators is kindly being hosted by The Showroom Cinema. We will be there because we have some exciting events lined up as part of the Showcomotion, Young People's Film Festival; watch this space!In the meantime, they are looking...

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15 Feb Book awards, competitions and festivals

I've spotted a few nice book-themed activities recently.Blue Peter Book Awards 2012, they are also trying yo findThe Best Children's Book of the Last 10 YearsBBC 500 Words story-writing competition with Chris EvansSchools Minister Nick Gibb's new reading competitionRedhouse Children's Book Award, the 2012 winner will be announced at...

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05 Sep Bookstart Book Crawl

This weekend, I was at Sheffield Children's Library. My daughter, Rose, completed her Bookstart Book Crawl. Part of the Summer Reading Challenge. Catching up with Alexis the Librarian it sounds like the Summer Reading Challenge Volunteers are doing a great job.Alexis and Rose!...

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