A taste of what's happening around the country.
Radical children's winner announced
The winner of the inaugural Little Rebels Children's Book Award is Sarah Garland for her book, Azzi In Between (Frances Lincoln). The award was announced today during the first London Radical Bookfair held in London.
Win a Picture Book Goody Bag
Walker Books is celebrating its new picture book website and newsletter with a competition to give away a fabulous Picture Book Goody Bag!
Programmes of Study to be 'disapplied'
The government is consulting on planned legislation to 'disapply' virtually all parts of the national curriculum, across all subjects, in order to help schools to switch to teaching the proposed new national curriculum in 2014.
Bookbuzz titles announced
The titles included in this year's Bookbuzz programme, which enables 11-year olds to choose a book during the autumn term, have been announced. Schools must pay £2.50 per student to take part.
Branford Boase Shortlist announced
The shortlist for the Branford Boase Award 2013, which recognises debut talent, has been announced. The award is given to the author of an outstanding debut novel for children, and his or her editor.
Lost Worlds goodies to give away!
We have a bumper goodie bag to give away to one lucky ReadingZone member, as well as five runner-up prizes, for our special Lost Worlds (Andrew Lane) competition with publisher Macmillan!
Ofsted report on Secondary literacy
A report from Ofsted recommends the 'effective use of the librarian and library' as one of the tools in promoting pupils' literacy at secondary level.
Michael Grant answers your questions live!
Join an interactive live stream including a Q&A session with Michael Grant following the release of Light, the final book in his Gone series! The event takes place this week on 24th April at 10am.