Lauren Child on girl heroes!

Lauren Child, who is ReadingZone's Children's Author of the Month, spoke to us about her Ruby Redfort detective series for readers aged 10+ in which it's the the girl who gets to be the hero.

17/11/2014Lauren Child on girl heroes!

WIN 100 Early Reader books from Orion!

We have a fantastic prize to give away to schools this month - all 100 copies of Orion's Early Reader series including new books by Francesca Simon, Steve Cole, Kaye Umansky and Margaret Mahy!

16/11/2014WIN 100 Early Reader books from Orion!

Summer Reading Challenge's new record!

The theme of next year's Summer Reading Challenge has been announced as Record Breakers, which will 'bring together the worlds of fact and fiction'.

16/11/2014Summer Reading Challenge's new record!

The Last Wild wins Guardian award

Piers Torday has won The Guardian children's fiction prize for his dystopian novel The Dark Wild, the second in a trilogy. Piers Torday is the son of Paul Torday, author of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.

16/11/2014The Last Wild wins Guardian award

The Biggest Book Show gets bigger!

The 2016 World Book Day celebrations will include ten major author and illustrator events in the UK and Ireland as part of The Biggest Book Show on Earth tour, running from 23 February to 6 March.

16/11/2014The Biggest Book Show gets bigger!

Redesign a classic

School students in the UK are being invited to redesign the covers of a selection of classic titles. The competition is open to book groups as well as individuals and entries must be in by 24th November.

14/11/2014Redesign a classic

Nominations open for Little Rebels

Nominations are being sought for the Little Rebels Award for Radical Children's Fiction, which recognises children's books that challenge stereotypes and promote social justice and equality.

14/11/2014Nominations open for Little Rebels

Picture book winner's author visit

Harby C of E Primary School were visited by author and illustrator Steve Antony ('The Queen's Hat') as part of their prize for winning the ReadingZone Picture Book Competition. Steve Antony tells us what happened on the day!

13/11/2014Picture book winner's author visit

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