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05 May 2017

CWA 2017 shortlist - Kate Ellis

Kate Ellis was born in Liverpool and studied drama in Manchester. Kate has twice been nominated for the Crime Writers’ Association Short Story Dagger and has also been nominated for the Theakston’s Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year. Kate has been shortlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library 2017. Download the resource to find out more about Kate, and the book she would recommend to reading groups. Just click the download link below.

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05 May 2017

CWA 2017 shortlist - James Oswald

James Oswald is the Sunday Times Bestselling author of the Inspector McLean series of crime novels. The first six, Natural Causes, The Book of Souls, The Hangman’s Song, Dead Man’s Bones, Prayer for the Dead and The Damage Done are available as Penguin paperbacks and eBooks. James has also written an epic fantasy series, The Ballad of Sir Benfro, which is published by Penguin, as well as comic scripts and short stories. In his spare time he runs a 350-acre livestock farm in north-east Fife,...

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05 May 2017

CWA 2017 shortlist - Andrew Taylor

Andrew Taylor is the multiple award winning author of The American Boy, his No. 1 bestselling historical novel, which was a 2005 Richard & Judy Book Club choice. He has won many awards, including the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger, an Edgar Scroll from the Mystery Writers of America, the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Award (the only author to win it three times) and the CWA’s prestigious Diamond Dagger, awarded for sustained excellence in crime writing. Andrew has been shortlisted for...

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05 May 2017

CWA 2017 shortlist - C.J. Sansom

C. J. Sansom was educated at Birmingham University, where he completed a BA and then a PhD in History. After working in a variety of jobs, he retrained as a solicitor and practised in Sussex, until becoming a full-time writer. He lives in Sussex. C.J. has been shortlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library 2017. Download the resource to find out more about C.J., and the book he would recommend to reading groups. Just click the download link below.

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04 May 2017

Coding Skills Chatterbooks Activity Pack

This Chatterbooks activity pack highlights four great titles including a series package of four books about coding from our Children’s Reading Partners publisher partner QED Publishing, written by computer expert Max Wainewright.

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28 Apr 2017

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas - Reading Guide and discussion questions

The Hate U Give is a powerful first novel by Angie Thomas. Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful...

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28 Apr 2017

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas - an extract

Angie Thomas was born, raised, and still lives in Jackson, Mississippi. A former teen rapper, she recently won a Walter Dean Myers Grant, awarded by the We Need Diverse Books campaign. The Hate U Give is her first novel. The Radio 2 panel loved The Hate U Give – here are some of their comments: “A powerful story about inequality and justice.” “This young adult book looks at family, community and race. It is part of the Black Lives Matter campaign and I think it is a book that will spark a...

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27 Apr 2017

Judas by Amos Oz: A supporting booklist

The Man Booker International Prize celebrates the finest fiction in translation. Judas by Amos Oz (Israel) and translated by Nicholas de Lange is one of the six shortlisted titles. All of the suggested books follow similar themes or settings as Judas. You can download the supporting booklist by clicking below.

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27 Apr 2017

Fever Dream by Samantha Schweblin: A supporting booklist

The Man Booker International Prize celebrates the finest fiction in translation. Fever Dream by Samantha Schwebin (Argentina) and translated by Megan McDowell is one of the six shortlisted titles. All of the suggested books follow similar themes or settings as Fever Dream. You can download the supporting booklist by clicking below.

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27 Apr 2017

The Unseen by Roy Jacobsen: A supporting booklist

The Man Booker International Prize celebrates the finest fiction in translation. The Unseen by Roy Jacobsen (Norway) and translated by Don Bartlett and Don Shaw is one of the six shortlisted titles. All of the suggested books follow similar themes or settings as The Unseen. You can download the supporting booklist by clicking below.

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27 Apr 2017

Mirror, Shoulder, Signal by Dorthe Nors: A supporting booklist

The Man Booker International Prize celebrates the finest fiction in translation. Mirror, Shoulder, Signal by Dorthe Nors (Denmark) and translated by Misha Hoekstra is one of the six shortlisted titles. All of the suggested books follow similar themes or settings as Mirror, Shoulder, Signal. You can download the supporting booklist by clicking below.

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27 Apr 2017

A Horse Walks Into a Bar by David Grossman: A supporting booklist

The Man Booker International Prize celebrates the finest fiction in translation. A Horse Walks Into a Bar by David Grossman (Israel) and translated by Jessica Cohen is one of the six shortlisted titles. All of the suggested books follow similar themes or settings as A Horse Walks Into a Bar. You can download the supporting booklist by clicking below.

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27 Apr 2017

Compass by Mathias Enard: A supporting booklist

The Man Booker International Prize celebrates the finest fiction in translation. Compass by Mathias Enard (France) and translated by Charlotte Mandell is one of the six shortlisted titles. All of the suggested books follow similar themes or settings as Compass. You can download the supporting booklist by clicking below.

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21 Apr 2017

A Horse Walks into a Bar - Readers' Guide

The Man Booker International Prize celebrates the finest fiction in translation. Discover the six brilliant novels that have been chosen for the 2017 shortlist. You can download a Readers’ Guide for shortlisted title A Horse Walks into a Bar by David Grossman (Israel), translated by Jessica Cohen by clicking below.

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21 Apr 2017

Judas - Readers' Guide

The Man Booker International Prize celebrates the finest fiction in translation. Discover the six brilliant novels that have been chosen for the 2017 shortlist. You can download a Readers’ Guide for longlisted title Judas by Amos Oz (Israel), translated by Nicholas de Lange by clicking below.

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21 Apr 2017

The Unseen - Readers' Guide

The Man Booker International Prize celebrates the finest fiction in translation. Discover the six brilliant novels that have been chosen for the 2017 shortlist. You can download a Readers’ Guide for shortlisted title The Unseen by Roy Jacobsen (Norway), translated by Don Bartlett and Don Shaw by clicking below.

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21 Apr 2017

Compass - Readers' Guide

The Man Booker International Prize celebrates the finest fiction in translation. Discover the six brilliant novels that have been chosen for the 2017 shortlist. You can download a Readers’ Guide for shortlisted title Compass by Mathias Enard (France), translated by Charlotte Mandell by clicking below.

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21 Apr 2017

Mirror, Shoulder, Signal - Readers' Guide

The Man Booker International Prize celebrates the finest fiction in translation. Discover the six brilliant novels that have been chosen for the 2017 shortlist. You can download a Readers’ Guide for shortlisted title Mirror, Shoulder, Signal by Dorthe Nors (Denmark), translated by Misha Hoekstra by clicking below.

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21 Apr 2017

Fever Dream - Readers' Guide

The Man Booker International Prize celebrates the finest fiction in translation. Discover the six brilliant novels that have been chosen for the 2017 shortlist. You can download a Readers’ Guide for shortlisted title Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin (Argentina), translated by Megan McDowell by clicking below.

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12 Apr 2017

War and Turpentine - Readers' Guide

The Man Booker International Prize celebrates the finest fiction in translation. This year, 13 brilliant novels have been chosen for the Man Booker Dozen longlist. You can download a Reader’s Guide for longlisted title War and Turpentine by Stefan Hertmans (Belgium), translated by David McKay by clicking below.

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12 Apr 2017

The Traitor's Niche - Readers' Guide

The Man Booker International Prize celebrates the finest fiction in translation. This year, 13 brilliant novels have been chosen for the Man Booker Dozen longlist. You can download a Reader’s Guide for longlisted title The Traitor’s Niche by Ismail Kadare (Albania), translated by John Hodgson by clicking below.

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12 Apr 2017

The Explosion Chronicles - Readers' Guide

The Man Booker International Prize celebrates the finest fiction in translation. This year, 13 brilliant novels have been chosen for the Man Booker Dozen longlist. You can download a Reader’s Guide for longlisted title The Explosion Chronicles by Yan Lianke (China), translated by Carlos Rojas by clicking below.

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12 Apr 2017

Swallowing Mercury - Readers' Guide

The Man Booker International Prize celebrates the finest fiction in translation. This year, 13 brilliant novels have been chosen for the Man Booker Dozen longlist. You can download a Reader’s Guide for longlisted title Swallowing Mercury by Wioletta Greg (Poland), translated by Eliza Marciniak by clicking below.

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12 Apr 2017

Fish Have No Feet - Readers' Guide

The Man Booker International Prize celebrates the finest fiction in translation. This year, 13 brilliant novels have been chosen for the Man Booker Dozen longlist. You can download a Reader’s Guide for longlisted title Fish Have No Feet by Jon Kalman Stefansson (Iceland), translated by Phil Roughton by clicking below.

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12 Apr 2017

Bricks and Mortar - Readers' Guide

The Man Booker International Prize celebrates the finest fiction in translation. This year, 13 brilliant novels have been chosen for the Man Booker Dozen longlist. You can download a Reader’s Guide for longlisted title Bricks and Mortar by Clemens Meyer (Germany), translated by Katy Derbyshire by clicking below.

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12 Apr 2017

Black Moses - Readers' Guide

The Man Booker International Prize celebrates the finest fiction in translation. This year, 13 brilliant novels have been chosen for the Man Booker Dozen longlist. You can download a Reader’s Guide for longlisted title Black Moses by Alain Mabanckou (France), translated by Helen Stevenson by clicking below.

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10 Apr 2017

Supertato activity sheets

Download these Supertato activity sheets for your Chatterbooks group. This bundle includes a colouring sheet and spot the difference puzzle

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10 Apr 2017

The Royal Rabbits of London video trailer

Shylo has always been the weakest and quietest of all his family and his siblings spend their days making fun of him. But when he stumbles across a band of rats and overhears a diabolical plot against the Queen, it’s up to Shylo to find the Royal Rabbits of London to help save the day. Can this smallest of rabbits prove himself to be the biggest of heroes?

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10 Apr 2017

Gordon's Great Escape video trailer

Gordon isn’t any old balloon. He’s up and off on a trip around the world! His adventures lead him far and wide. But will he survive without going BANG! Gordon’s Great Escape is an exciting picture book from the bestselling, award winning creators of Supertato, Barry the Fish with Fingers and Norman the Slug – Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet.

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10 Apr 2017

Aliens Love Underpants anniversary video

Celebrate 10 years of the bestselling Aliens Love Underpants series with this fun trailer!

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