A taste of what's happening around the country.
Costa Award shortlist unveiled
Marcus Sedgwick (The Ghosts of Heaven), Simon Mason (Running Girl), Michael Morpurgo (Listen to the Moon) and Kate Saunders (Five Children on the Western Front) are shortlisted for this year's Costa Children's Book Award.
Educational Writers' Award shortlist
The shortlist for the Educational Writers' Award 2014 has been announced. The award aims to celebrate educational writing for older readers aged 11 to 18 years that encourages students to read more widely.