Carnegie and Greenaway Shortlists announced

Patrick Ness is up for a hat-trick for the Carnegie Medal with other shortlisted authors for the 2018 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals - announced today - including Geraldine McCaughrean, Angie Thomas, Levi Penfold and Teckentrup.

15/03/2018Carnegie and Greenaway Shortlists announced

Scottish school is 'Literacy school of the year'

A primary school in Renfrewshire where all teachers attend a month children's book club and most have studied children's literature to masters level has won the UKLA's Literacy school of the year award.

09/03/2018Scottish school is 'Literacy school of the year'

Books in translation shortlisted

The shortlist for the In Other Words award, which recognises outstanding books for children in translation, has been announced and includes eight stories with settings ranging from Iceland to Switzerland.

09/03/2018Books in translation shortlisted

Wizards of Once wins Blue Peter Book Award

Cressida Cowell's book about wizards, warriors and magic has won the Blue Peter Book Award 2018 for the Best Story. The winners are announced today, World Book Day, and will be featured in a special Blue Peter programme tonight.

01/03/2018Wizards of Once wins Blue Peter Book Award

Writing competition for children, teenagers

Children and teenagers aged under 19 are invited to finish a story started by 2017 Branford Boase Award winner, Beetle Boy author M. G. Leonard for the Henrietta Branford Writing Competition. The competition will run until 21 April.

27/02/2018Writing competition for children, teenagers

Children to choose award winner

The Children's Book Award 2018 shortlist has been announced and includes this year's COSTA Children's Book Award winner Katherine Rundell with The Explorer, and Kiran Millwood Hargrave's The Island at the End of Everything. Children can now vote...

27/02/2018Children to choose award winner

Calling young writers...

The Young Muslim Writers Award is back and is inviting anyone aged 5-16 year to submit a story, poem, article, screenplay or play script for this year's award.

25/02/2018Calling young writers...

WBD offers its first 'special editions'

World Book Day is making five special editions available to young people this year, including John Green's An Abundance of Katherines and Gangsta Rap by Benjamin Zephaniah.

25/02/2018WBD offers its first 'special editions'

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