Ideas and resources for getting books into the hands and heads of young readers can be found at www.strongest-links.org.uk, created in spare hours by the other Anne Robinson, whose day job is head of learning resources at Nicholas Chamberlaine technology college in Bedworth, Warwickshire.
The school library has emerged as the key to getting young adult fiction read and re-read. At this week's first conference devoted to the 13-plus age group, authors and publishers at Nottingham Trent University agreed that school libraries need more money and support; just in case this takes a while to arrive the librarians are building their own support networks.
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