Free Miffy event packs

We will soon be seeing a new look for the much-loved classic character Miffy and to celebrate, publisher Simon & Schuster is offering free Miffy event packs to schools and libraries.

12/01/2014Free Miffy event packs

Win a Skyped author interview

Authors Adam and Charlotte Guillain, creators of Spaghetti with the Yeti picture book (published by Egmont), want to know how your pupils (KS1 or KS2) or library groups would finish their story about a boy, a Yeti and a tin of spaghetti....

12/01/2014Win a Skyped author interview

Writing poetry for children

New and established writers aged sixteen years plus are invited to enter The Manchester Writing for Children Prize 2014. The deadline for entries is 28th February.


Hashtag Reads launches

A new YA community, Hashtag Reads, has been launched by publisher Simon & Schuster whose authors include Sophie McKenzie, Darren Shan and Philippa Gregory.

10/01/2014Hashtag Reads launches

Chris Riddell wins the Costa award

Author and political cartoonist Chris Riddell has won the Costa Children's Book Award for his title, Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse, published by Macmillan Children's Books.

07/01/2014Chris Riddell wins the Costa award

Free review titles

We are now sending out review copies of the books we offered in our Reading Teachers feature earlier this month. To follow is a list of the winners of the free draws, who will each receive a book to review for ReadingZone.

19/12/2013Free review titles

New Christmas Mini-Challenge!

Children and young people are being challenged to read three books during the Christmas break, with the launch of the first-ever Christmas Mini-Challenge.

16/12/2013New Christmas Mini-Challenge!

Interview with Jim Smith, Roald Dahl award winner

We've been speaking to author Jim Smith who is behind the 2013 Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner, Barry Loser: I am Still Not a Loser. He tells us about how he started to write and illustrate his own books, how he uses people he knows to create his...

12/12/2013Interview with Jim Smith, Roald Dahl award winner

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