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Diagram prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year 2014 - in pictures

Working Class Cats by Chris Balsiger and Erin Canning. A celebration of the cats to be found in New York City stores - and an entry for The Diagram Prize for odd book titles. I don't find this odd at all....

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Lemony Snicket launches prize for librarians 'who have faced adversity'

Together with the American Library Association, he is therefore setting up a new $3,000 (£1,800) award, The Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced With Adversity. "The Snicket prize will remind readers everywhere of the joyous importance of librarians and the trouble that is all too frequently unleashed upon them," said Snicket, who is funding the prize from his own "disreputable gains".

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John Lennon's drawings, poems and prose

John Lennon's drawings, poems and prose | Books | theguardian.com

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Drip, drip, drip, by day and night

Still falls the Rain ... a woman wearing wellington boots and holding an umbrella, looks at outdoor book shelves in the rain. Photograph by Martin Godwin.

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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming. "A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens." "Neil is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films." Click picture for report and here is his Cool Stuff: http://neilgaiman.com/p/Cool_Stuff

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Françoise Sagan: 'She did what she wanted'

François Sagan: 'She did what she wanted'

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11 Dystopian Novels You Absolutely Need To Read

Dystopias Aren't Just Great Literary Fun, They're Excellent Social Barometers

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Shakespeare's The Tempest: to be read or watched? That is the question

Stage presence … Roger Allam as Prospero and Colin Morgan as Ariel in The Tempest at Shakespeare's Globe theatre in 2013. Photograph: Trist...

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A luscious childhood: Beautiful books for children

Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans. A fabulous series of books. “In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines. In two straight lines they broke their bread and brushed their teeth and went to bed. They left the house at half past nine In two straight lines in rain or shine - The smallest one was Madeline.”

The Independentfrom The Independent

Tightrope-walking academic Katherine Rundell wins 10th Waterstones Children’s Book Prize

Congratulations to Katherine Rundell on winning the Waterstones children's books prize.

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Wendy Quill Is A Crocodile's Bottom by Wendy Meddour - review

Wendy Quill Is A Crocodiles Bottom by Wendy Meddour Amazingly illustrated by an 11 year old girl.

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Dawn O'Porter up for Children's book prize

Dawn O'Porter and her book Paper Aeroplanes

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20 most inspiring quotes from children’s books (infographic)

20 Fabulous and Inspiring Children's Book Quotes Childrens books are filled with wisdom aren't they. I love these inspirational quotes for kids and grown ups alike

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Hunger Games to Northern Lights: Books for ten-year-olds

Talking Turkeys by Benjamin Zephaniah