The hunt is on for outstanding school librarian!

Nominations for the SLA School Librarian of the Year Award are now closed and the hunt is on for the most outstanding school librarian of the year! A shortlist for the 2014 Award of six or seven school librarians will be drawn up by the end of...

05/02/2014The hunt is on for outstanding school librarian!

Carnegie / Greenaway longlists announced

The longlists for both the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals have been announced, with 20 titles on each award for children's fiction and illustrated titles. The shortlist will be announced on Tuesday 18 March.

04/02/2014Carnegie / Greenaway longlists announced

Sainsbury's to give away e-books

Sainsbury's will be giving away 'millions' of free copies of Jacqueline Wilson and James Patterson e-books over the next two years, starting today.

29/01/2014Sainsbury's to give away e-books

DiCamillo wins US Newbery Award

Kate DiCamillo has won the Newbery medal, America's top prize for children's literature, for Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures, in which a squirrel, Flora, is 'born anew' after being saved from a vacuum cleaner with powers of "strength,...

29/01/2014DiCamillo wins US Newbery Award

Win tickets for the World Book Day show!

London-based schools have until 31st January to apply for tickets to watch the World Book Day's The Biggest Book Show on Earth. The London event will take place at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall on March 3 2014.

28/01/2014Win tickets for the World Book Day show!

500 Words competition is back!

The Radio 2 500 Words competition is back, challenging those aged 13 years and under to complete a story in just 500 words.

26/01/2014500 Words competition is back!

Malorie Blackman on The Essay

Children's Laureate Malorie Blackman spoke about The Colour Purple, the book that changed her life on BBC Radio 3's The Essay on 23rd January. You can now listen to her essay on iPlayer.

26/01/2014Malorie Blackman on The Essay

Top debut writers for young people recognised

The longlist for the Branford Boase Award 2014, which recognises first-time children's and young adult writers, has been announced.

24/01/2014Top debut writers for young people recognised

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