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 The competition, which launched in 2017, is open to unpublished writers and illustrators, with a prize value of £1000.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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Blog: Rigby – The Soft Toy with a Story to Tell

The Royal British Legion charity carries out important work for the families of the Armed Forces today and Rigby the dog is inspired by one of their beneficiaries. It never ceases to amaze me how clever dogs are, the huge range of different things they can be taught to do and how they help thousands of people in their every day lives. From The Royal British Legion: Simon Gill and his wife Jo both served in the Royal Military Police and have two sons, Ben and Jake, who is autistic. Jake suffers with anxiety and struggles to cope in crowded

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BLOG: Painting ROCKS!

Parents in Touch have reviewed the book Painting ROCKS! by Laura Baker, take a look at the full review here and to see some of the stones we have been decorating then you can read our blog post from earlier this year here.

BLOG: TOPPSTA Summer Reading Guide

With over 30,000 children’s book reviews, www.toppsta.com is THE place to discover the very best children’s books. And now we’ve created a FREE Summer Reading Guide that will inspire even the most reluctant reader to pick up a book this summer. Click here to download the Summer Reading Guide. Packed with book reviews from children aged 5 to 12, a reading diary to fill in over the summer holidays, a book review template and a book review competition to win up to £200 worth of Scholastic books, it’s a must-have resource for children to enjoy at home and at school. We’d love to hear what you think! If you

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