Write a ghost story in 50 words....

The Scottish Book Trust competition, to write a ghost story in just 50 words, is open to all those in the UK and all ages can enter. This month's competition closes on Friday 24th October.

07/10/2014Write a ghost story in 50 words....

'Hush Hush' author returns

Becca Fitzpatrick, bestselling author of Hush Hush (Simon & Schuster), is back with a thrilling new title, Black Ice, and we have a great giveaway thanks to publisher Simon & Schuster! Plus read an extract!

07/10/2014'Hush Hush' author returns

Information Book Award winners announced

The winner of the Information Book Award 2014 is Get into Art: Animals by Susie Brooks (Kingfisher), selected by the judges, while children chose Starving the Anxiety Gremlin by Kate Collins-Donnelly (Jessica Kingsley publishers).

02/10/2014Information Book Award winners announced

National Poetry Day

With poetry on the agenda not just today but across the school year as part of the new national curriculum, we can recommend a range of poetry books to share with your class or group.

02/10/2014National Poetry Day

Newsletter goodies

Sign up for this month's newsletter to find out how your school can win a range of goodies for your library - plus read the latest extracts, author interviews and literacy news!

01/10/2014Newsletter goodies

Hachette consolidates its children's publishing

Publisher Hachette UK has announced that it will consolidate its children's publishing into one group, Hachette Children's Group. Its publishing stable include Horrid Henry (Francesca Simon), How to Train Your Dragon (Cressida Cowell) and CHERUB...

29/09/2014Hachette consolidates its children's publishing

Bring parents into school for story time!

Author Michael Rosen has called for primary schools to encourage parents to attend story time so that they know how to share books with young children.

29/09/2014Bring parents into school for story time!

Adventure sets to give away!

We are celebrating the publication of the final book in the PK Pinkerton series by Caroline Lawrence, Roman Mysteries author, with a competition to win all four books in the series.

22/09/2014Adventure sets to give away!

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