Reading helps build empathy

Today is 'Empathy Day', based on research showing that reading stories builds our real-life empathy. The day aims to highlight the power of books to help us better understand and connect to each other.

13/06/2017Reading helps build empathy

Michael Morpurgo wins children's book prize

Children have chosen Michael Morpurgo's An Eagle in the Snow as the winner of The Children's Book Award 2017. The book is illustrated by Michael Foreman.

10/06/2017Michael Morpurgo wins children's book prize

The Lie Tree to be filmed

The film option for Frances Hardinge's Costa-winning book The Lie Tree has been bought by US film and TV producer Louise Goodsill, whose earlier film credits include Phantom of the Opera and An Education.

09/06/2017The Lie Tree to be filmed

Transform your school library

Would you like to win thousands of pounds worth of National Book Tokens for your school? Just enter your school details into the draw.

08/06/2017Transform your school library

Lauren Child is the new Children's Laureate

Lauren Child, creator of Charlie and Lola and now the new Children's Laureate, has said she aims to champion children's creativity during her tenure. Child is the tenth Children's Laureate.

07/06/2017Lauren Child is the new Children's Laureate

CLiPPA shortlist set to give away

We have a set of the brilliant poetry books shortlisted for the CLiPPA award (Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award) to give away to a school. The award celebrates outstanding poetry for children.

07/06/2017CLiPPA shortlist set to give away

Signed copies of Animalcolm giveaway

We're giving away five signed copies of David Baddiel's brilliantly funny AniMalcolm here! (HarperCollins Children's Books)

06/06/2017Signed copies of Animalcolm giveaway

Children's funniest book shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Awards (The Lollies), which celebrate the funniest children's books, has been announced by poet and former children's laureate Michael Rosen.

05/06/2017Children's funniest book shortlist announced

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