Young writers' competition opens

Don't forget the Wicked Young Writer Awards is still open, inviting those aged 5-25 years to test out their writing skills. Entries can be up to 700 words and include fiction, non-fiction, scripts and poetry. The closing date is 12th March 2018.

28/01/2018Young writers' competition opens

Sign up for World Book Day online shows

World Book Day's The Biggest Book Show on Earth is back and schools can now sign up to watch one of two online events from 28th February. World Book Day 2018 takes place on Thursday 1st March.

21/01/2018Sign up for World Book Day online shows

2018 Hans Christian Andersen Awards shortlist

IBBY, the International Board on Books for Young People, has announced the shortlist for the 2018 Hans Christian Andersen Award - the most prestigious international children's book award - although this year's shortlist includes no one from Britain...

21/01/20182018 Hans Christian Andersen Awards shortlist

Lollies prize awards funniest books

The winners of the Lollies (the Laugh Out Loud Awards) have been announced, with Best Medicine by Christine Hamill (Little Island Press) taking the Best Laugh Out Loud Book for 9-13 year olds.

19/01/2018Lollies prize awards funniest books

CLPE raises funds for Literacy Library

CLPE (Centre for Literacy in Primary Education) is raising funds to build a library for its collection of 23,000 books and to provide a dedicated space for its teacher training programme.

19/01/2018CLPE raises funds for Literacy Library

The 500 Words competition is back!

Entries are now open for the 500 Words short story competition from the BBC, for children aged between 5-13 years. The competition will close at 7pm on Thursday 22nd February.

15/01/2018The 500 Words competition is back!

January Giveaways!

This month we have joined with publisher Hachette Children's Books to give away sets of Women in Sport and Women in Science by Rachel Ignotofsky (ages 9+), as well as sets of the Rabbit and Bear books by Julian Gough and Jim Field (ages 7+).

13/01/2018January Giveaways!

World Book Day competition

The World Book Day Award (WoBoD) is back and it is asking schools to create displays that show how your school champions reading - there are 20,000 of books to be won!

13/01/2018World Book Day competition

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