New director for the SLA

School librarian Alison Tarrant will become the new director of the SLA (School Library Association) when Tricia Adams retires in March.

13/01/2018New director for the SLA

Cressida Cowell headlines ReadingZone Festival

Cressida Cowell, bestselling author of the How to Train Your Dragon books, will join the 2018 ReadingZone Festival with a public event on Saturday 3rd February at Dorking Halls in Surrey, to talk about her new series The Wizards of Once.

10/01/2018Cressida Cowell headlines ReadingZone Festival

Secret Breakers television deal

Secret Breakers, a middle grade adventure series by Helen Dennis, could be making its way onto television screens following a deal by publisher Hodder Children's Books with Sparticles Production.

09/01/2018Secret Breakers television deal

Children's book groups celebrate 50 years

The Federation of Children's Book Groups has planned a variety of activities to celebrate its 50th anniversary during 2018 a celebratory conference and a book about its activities.

08/01/2018Children's book groups celebrate 50 years

Backlash against literacy 'hubs' announcement

The government has announced 26m investment in teaching reading and language skills, including the creation of a Centre of Excellence for Literacy Teaching and 35 literacy 'hubs' around the country, as well as further investment in phonics...

08/01/2018Backlash against literacy 'hubs' announcement

National Literacy Trust creates 'Literacy Toolkit'

The National Literacy Trust and publisher Walker Books have created a 'Literacy Toolkit' of books and resources that businesses can gift to local primary schools or community groups.

08/01/2018National Literacy Trust creates 'Literacy Toolkit'

Rundell wins Costa Children's Book

The Costa Children's Book Award has been won by Katherine Rundell for The Explorer, an adventure story set in the Amazon rainforest, published by Bloomsbury Children's Books.

08/01/2018Rundell wins Costa Children's Book

A Journey in the Book Bus, Zambia

School librarian Carol Williams joined the Book Bus in Zambia to help bring books, stories and reading to school children in the region. Here, she tells us about her Book Bus adventure.

11/12/2017A Journey in the Book Bus, Zambia

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