Saturday, June 23, 2007

Free books for kids!

The Department fo rEducation and Skills is spending £2.78 million to provide all of England's 11-year-olds with a free book by Christmas.

They will be able to choose one of the titles from this list:
  • Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson (Macmillan Children's Books)
  • Cloud Busting by Malorie Blackman (Doubleday)
  • A Dog Called Grk by Joshua Doder (Andersen Press)
  • Saffy's Angel by Hilary McKay (Hodder Children's Books)
  • Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve (Scholastic Children's Books)
  • I, Coriander by Sally Gardner (Orion Children's Books)
  • Dream On by Bali Rai (Barrington Stoke)
  • Framed by Frank Cottrell Boyce (Macmillan Children's Books)
  • Evil Inventions - Horrible Science by Nick Arnold, illustrated by Tony De Saulles (Scholastic Children's Books)
  • Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick (Usborne)
  • The Ring of Words by An Anthology of Poetry for Children selected by Roger McGough, illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura (Faber and Faber)
  • Unbelievable! by Paul Jennings (Puffin Books)
The full article is here!

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