NEWS

A new series coming from Cressida Cowell!

Cressida Cowell, author of the How to Train Your Dragon series, is writing a new series inspired by Ancient Britain - expect giants, wizards, sprites and other magical creatures!

04/11/2016A new series coming from Cressida Cowell!

WIN 100 books!

Win 100 non-fiction titles for your nominated school or library in this brilliant competition celebrating National Non-Fiction Month! The competition, with prizes for organisations and individuals, closes on 30th November.

03/11/2016WIN 100 books!

Few children write for pleasure

New research from the National Literacy Trust (NLT) points to a decline in interest in writing by children since the curriculum focus for literacy switched to spelling and grammar.

03/11/2016Few children write for pleasure

The Worst Witch comes to CBBC!

Look out for this brilliant new trailer for the new Worst Witch series which will be on CBBC next years. The 12-part drama is based on the hugely popular Worst Witch books by Jill Murphy.

01/11/2016The Worst Witch comes to CBBC!

South Ken Kids Festival this November

The South Ken Kids Festival is back this November (14-20th), celebrating children's literature with 30 public events and a launch event with Quentin Blake. Some 35 schools will be involved in the activities.

26/10/2016South Ken Kids Festival this November

Revolting Rhymes' Christmas treat

Look out for two half-hour Christmas specials based on Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes later this year. The stories are brought to life by Magic Light Pictures, also behind The Gruffalo and Stick Man specials.

23/10/2016Revolting Rhymes' Christmas treat

Carnegie & Greenaway Medal nominations

The nominations for the CILIP Carnegie Medal and the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal are published today. The books have been chosen by children's librarians from around the country and represent among the best books published for children this year.

21/10/2016Carnegie & Greenaway Medal nominations

The Guardian children's award shortlist

Authors Tanya Landman and Alex Wheatle will vie with US writer Brian Selznick and Australian Zana Fraillon for this year's Guardian children's fiction prize 2016.

20/10/2016The Guardian children's award shortlist
 

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