BLOG: BookLife Children’s Book Award 2019

A dog that loses its bark, an Indiana Jones-esque penguin and a wondrous dinosaurium are all shortlisted for the Children’s Book Award 2019 – chosen and voted for entirely by children. The Children’s Book Award 2019 shortlist has been announced. Among those shortlisted are previously-shortlisted author Lisa Thompson and ‘Artemis Fowl’ creator Eoin Colfer. Who will win? Children nationwide are now invited to vote for their favourite of the ten shortlisted books. The deadline for online voting is 12.00 noon Friday 10th May.  The category winners and the author of the best children’s book published in the 2018 nomination period

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BLOG: Salariya / Stratford Literary Festival Children’s Book Prize 2019

SALARIYA/STRATFORD LITERARY FESTIVAL CHILDREN’S BOOK PRIZE 2019 OPENS FOR ENTRIES The Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival and the Salariya Book Company have opened their 2019 Children’s Picture Book Prize for submissions. The competition, which launched in 2017, is open to unpublished writers and illustrators, with a prize value of £1000. The winner will receive career advice from a leading literary agent and publicity through the Stratford Literary Festival, and the winning entry may also be lucky enough to be published by Salariya imprint, Scribblers.  The final date for entries is 31st January 2019 and the winner will be announced in late February.

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BLOG: The Importance of Soft Toys in Childhood & Adult Life

Soft toys are incredibly memorable survey finds! Posh Paws International reminds parents that they shouldn’t forget the importance of a child’s first cuddly friend. In a recent parent focused survey* conducted by leading soft toy manufacturer, Posh Paws International, it was found that 91% of those parents surveyed said that they remember their favourite childhood soft toy. The results come at a time when children’s toys are becoming increasingly more ‘tech’ focused; with more children seeking comfort from online platforms than through traditional methods. So parents are being reminded by the global manufacturer, to never forget the importance of soft

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