Children's poetry shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2014 CLPE Poetry Award, which encourages and celebrates outstanding new children's poetry, has been announced.

09/05/2014Children's poetry shortlist announced

Short story writing competition

Publisher HarperCollins is looking for a short story to complete a collection of short stories by authors such as Eoin Colfer, John Boyne and Roddy Doyle! Entrants must be aged eight to 16 years.

29/04/2014Short story writing competition

ReadingZone Festival

Look out for the inaugural ReadingZone Festival, launching on 25th June 2014 with a host of author and illustrator events streamed live each day from schools on the themes of Graphix, Comedy and Suspense.

29/04/2014ReadingZone Festival

Malorie Blackman tours Scotland

Children's laureate Malorie Blackman will be visiting four cities in Scotland next month, May, taking part in free events for young people in Inverness, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

29/04/2014Malorie Blackman tours Scotland

KS3 writing competition

We are looking for two more KS3 reading or writing groups to take part in our Suspenseful Writing competition - get in touch if you'd like to take part during May!

26/04/2014KS3 writing competition

Complete a Comic

Under 12's are being challenged to finish a comic started by Bunny vs Monkey creator Jamie Smart. The closing date is 15th May and the prize is a year's subscription to the Phoenix Comic!

22/04/2014Complete a Comic

SLA Weekend Course in Manchester

The SLA's Weekend Course for 2014 will be held at the Manchester Renaissance Hotel on 2021 June 2014 with the theme No Librarian Is an Island: Making Friends and Influencing People. Booking is open until 8 May 2014.

22/04/2014SLA Weekend Course in Manchester

Storycraft supports children's writing

More than 6,000 children have written stories through World Book Day's interactive tool Storycraft since the launch of the updated version on 6th March, according to WBD director Kirsten Grant.

20/04/2014Storycraft supports children's writing

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