Authors back call to change school system

More than 40 authors including Alan Gibbons (pictured), Cathy Cassidy and Michael Rosen are among 300-plus signatories backing a protest against the current UK school system following a poll which suggested more than half of teachers are thinking...

02/11/2015Authors back call to change school system

Children's Book Award 2016

The shortlist for the Children's Book Award 2016 (previously the Red House Children's Book Award) has been announced and includes books by Francesca Simon, Sarah Crossan and Michael Morpurgo.

02/11/2015Children's Book Award 2016

Guardian's children's fiction prize shortlist

The four shortlisted authors in the Guardian children's fiction prize for 2015 have been announced and include Kate Saunders, David Almond, Frances Hardinge and Sally Nicholls.

02/11/2015Guardian's children's fiction prize shortlist

Phoenix comic celebrates 200 issues

The weekly British children's comic, The Phoenix, aimed at children aged six to 12 years, is celebrating its 200th issue today, 30th October, and has launched a comic competition for young readers, plus a partnership with Readathon.

30/10/2015Phoenix comic celebrates 200 issues

Beanstalk wins major US prize

Beanstalk, a UK-based charity that gives one-on-one reading support to children aged six to 11 years, has won a $50,000 prize from the US-based Literacy Awards.

29/10/2015Beanstalk wins major US prize

Red House Book Award name change

The former Red House Children's Book Award, which is run by the Federation of Children's Book Groups (FCBG), is reverting to its old name of the Children's Book Award and will no longer be sponsored by The Book People.

29/10/2015Red House Book Award name change

Badly Drawn Beth launches

Want a book that has crocodiles, a swamp monster and plenty of goings-on at school and home? Then look out for Badly Drawn Beth (Orchard), the new series from the Knife & Packer duo!

29/10/2015Badly Drawn Beth launches

Writing and inspiration with Andy Mulligan

Andy Mulligan, author of Trash and Liquidator, joined ReadingZone Live in November for a live video conferenced event, talking to pupils about his novels and using real life as inspiration for his work.

26/10/2015Writing and inspiration with Andy Mulligan

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