Free book group sets giveaway!

We have two fabulous book group sets to give away to a primary and secondary book group this month, including a set of Jenny Valentine's Fire Colour One (secondary) and David Solomon's My Brother is a Superhero (primary).

09/07/2015Free book group sets giveaway!

Read and review for ReadingZone

We have joined with publishers to offer a range of books for you to read and review for us this summer, including picture books as well as fiction for children and young adults.

09/07/2015Read and review for ReadingZone

Counting down to Summer Reading Challenge

Schools around the country have been encouraging their pupils to get involved in this year's Summer Reading Challenge, which has now launched in Scotland and launches in England's public libraries next week!

07/07/2015Counting down to Summer Reading Challenge

Lifetime award for Shirley Hughes

Author and illustrator Shirley Hughes is to be presented with a Lifetime Award by Booktrust to celebrate her work at a celebration in London tomorrow, 7th July.

06/07/2015Lifetime award for Shirley Hughes

Northern Lights graphic novel

Look out for a graphic novel adaptation of Philip Pullman's Northern Lights, which will be published by Doubleday Children's on 24th September.

05/07/2015Northern Lights graphic novel

Poor boys are 'set up to fail'

A Ready to Read report from campaign group Read On Get On has found that poor children, and especially poor boys, don't have the language skills they need before they begin school.

02/07/2015Poor boys are 'set up to fail'

Wicked Young Writers winners announced

The 2015 Wicked Young Writers' Award announced its winners during a ceremony involving 120 shortlisted finalists at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre, home of the multi award-winning classic musical Wicked.

02/07/2015Wicked Young Writers winners announced

Children's writing is 'too flowery'

A group of authors have contacted the education secretary to complain that schools are steering children's creative writing to "too elaborate, flowery and over-complex" language. Do you agree?

02/07/2015Children's writing is 'too flowery'

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