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Kim Slater - Author

Kim Slater honed her storytelling skills as a child, writing macabre tales specially designed to scare her younger brother! Taking her literary inspiration from everyday life, Kim's debut novel, Smart, has won ten regional prizes and been shortlisted for over twenty regional and national awards, including the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the Federation of Children's Book Groups Prize. Smart was also longlisted for the 2015 Carnegie Medal. Kim lives in Nottingham with her husband and has one grown-up daughter.

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928 Miles from Home
Kim Slater
In a nutshell: gritty but uplifting story of a life transformed by an unexpected friendship Calum is used to living on his own; his mother left years ago and his truck driver father is often away for days at a...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2018
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928 Miles from Home
Kim Slater
In a nutshell: gritty but uplifting story of a life transformed by an unexpected friendship Calum is used to living on his own; his mother left years ago and his truck driver father is often away for days at a...
Lovereading Price: £7.99 - Saving £2.00 (20%) Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 18/05/2017
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Reader ReviewedA Seven Letter Word
Kim Slater
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | April 2016 Book of the Month Finlay is articulate, an excellent Scrabble player, which makes it so frustrating that the seven letter word that defines him is stammer. He's always found...
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Format: Hardback | Released 24/03/2016
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Reader ReviewedSmart A Mysterious Crime, a Different Detective
Kim Slater
Shortlisted for Children's Book Award 2016, Books for Older Readers category - Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Best Fiction for Teens Award 2015 - June 2014 Debut of the Month Kieran watches the world carefully. He's good at noticing things that...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 12/02/2015
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Reader ReviewedSmart
Kim Slater
Shortlisted for Children's Book Award 2016, Books for Older Readers category - Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Best Fiction for Teens Award 2015 - June 2014 Debut of the Month Kieran watches the world carefully. He's good at noticing things that...
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Format: Hardback | Released 05/06/2014
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