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Becky Scott (The Bookette)
I read books. I review books. This is my blog Google+ account.
I read books. I review books. This is my blog Google+ account.


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A school librarian’s view on LILAC 2017
I was privileged
to be this year’s recipient of the school library bursary to attend the LILAC conference . I urge school
librarians, who have a keen interest in information literacy, to apply next
year. The application took just a couple of hours to comple...

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SLA16: Notes from the book blogging panel
Good morning All, I promised I would post links to things I mentioned in the panel discussions yesterday at SLA2016. National Literacy Trust Research Clark, C. (2016). Children's and Young People's Reading in 2015 . London: National Literacy Trust. [pdf]. A...

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4 books for fans of contemporary YA
My fiction reading may not be at the pace of my pre-masters lifestyle but I am still reading. I just hardly ever have time to write about it. I've read four contemporary young adults novels in the past few months and they were all really rewarding reads. 1)...

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School libraries: Research
Right now, I'm working on my master's dissertation and it is great because I get to read all the school library research. The American Association of School Librarian's scholarly journal: School Library Research  is entirely open access which makes it a rea...

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School libraries: Online mini-conference
Libraries 2.0: the future of libraries in the digital age  have recently organised an online conference and it's all available to watch online. Just follow this link: The theme is Libraries as Classroom. Da...

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Book review: 'Who Could That Be at This Hour?'
Author: Lemony Snicket Release date: 20th June 2013 Genre: Mystery Target audience: 9+ Publisher: Egmont Review: ‘Who Could That Be at This Hour?’ is a quirky, oddball
mystery. It’s whacky, it’s confusing and it’s full of fantastic words. It’s the
first boo...

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Book review: Madame Tussaud's Apprentice
Author: Kathleen Benner Duble Release date: 15th July 2015 Genre: Historical fiction Target audience: 11+ Publisher: Alma Books Review: Madame Tussaud’s
Apprentice is a story of revolution, friendship and survival. In a time of
political turmoil, it is diff...

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Reading Challenge: Your A to Z
Umbrella Education are running a fantastic reading challenge which I am going to be running in our school library this year. The aim of this challenge is to widen students' reading choices and help them to discover something new. (And of course have lots of...

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COMPETITION: Win a copy of Madame Tussaud’s Apprentice
Hi All, I hope you are all having a wonderful summer. I have been to Paris and in the spirit of all things French, I have a charming competition for you to enter. Read on... Win a copy of Kathleen Benner Duble's Madame Tussaud’s Apprentice from
Alma Books! ...

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Book Review: Since You've Been Gone
Author: Morgan Matson Release date: 5th May 2015 Genre: Contemporary YA Fiction, Romance, Realism Target audience: YA 12+ Publisher: Simon and Schuster Review: Since You’ve Been Gone is a funny, moving and engaging story of friendship, first love and findin...
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