U.K.-based children’s book publisher Kingfisher has scaled back its U.S. operations, cutting its staff from three to one and reducing the number of titles it will release per season from 60 to about 35
The full list of Bookbuzz titles for 2013
Booktrust have announced the selection of titles to be offered to secondary school children by Bookbuzz for 2013.
Including prize winners and best-selling authors, it offers a brilliant array for 11-year-old students to choose from. Bookbuzz offers secondary schools the chance to give Year 7 students the choice of a book from this carefully selected list of 17 titles including fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Bookbuzz aims to support reading for pleasure and independent choice at the important transition stage from primary to secondary education. It also works to encourage a whole school reading culture.
The element of choice has proven to be vital to Bookbuzz’s success, with the report on the 2012 programme showing that although encouraging motivation for reading is a complex challenge, it is one that Bookbuzz successfully meets.
This year’s list includes a plethora of prize winning authors including a Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner, Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize winner and a Carnegie Medal winner.
The full list of titles for Bookbuzz 2013 is:
Soldier Dog by Sam Angus (Macmillan)
Butterfly Summer by Anne-Marie Conway (Usborne)
After Tomorrow by Gillian Cross (Oxford University Press)
Dear Scarlett by Fleur Hitchcock (Nosy Crow)
Young Sherlock Holmes: Death Cloud by Andrew Lane (Macmillan)
Sky Hawk by Gill Lewis (Oxford University Press)
Payback by Graham Marks (Franklin Watts)
Space: The Whole Whizz Bang Story by Glenn Murphy (Macmillan)
Gods and Warriors by Michelle Paver (Penguin)
Michael Rosen’s Big Book of Bad Things by Michael Rosen (Penguin)
Dark Lord: The Teenage Years by Jamie Thomson (Orchard Books)
My Best Friend and Other Enemies by Catherine Wilkins (Nosy Crow)
Killer Animals: The Wimp’s Guide by Tracey Turner (Franklin Watts)
Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants by Giles Andreae and Korky Paul (Penguin)
The Pirates Next Door by Jonny Duddle (Templar)
Oh Dear Geoffrey! by Gemma O’Neill (Templar)
Giggle Giggle What’s So Funny? by Ben Mantle (Macmillan)
In honor of National Poetry Month, we’ve compiled a list of poetry books for a wide range of ages, all recently published and recommended by The Horn Book Magazine. There’s something for everyone: anthologies and verse narratives; silly poetry and serious poetry; love poems and lullabies; free verse, formal verse, and brand-new verse forms. What poetry books are you sharing this month?