A taste of what's happening around the country.
Interviews with Carnegie & Greenaway winners
Sally Gardner talked to ReadingZone about her Carnegie award-winning novel, Maggot Moon, and we also caught up with Levi Pinfold to ask him about his picture book Black Dog.
Sally Gardner and Levi Pinfold win Carnegie and Greenaway Medals
Dyslexic author Sally Gardner, is the winner of this year's CILIP Carnegie Medal for Maggot Moon (Hot Key Books). Australian author and illustrator Levi Pinfold won the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal for his second picture book, Black Dog (Templar).
Picture Book Competition results
The winners of the ReadingZone Picture Book Competition will be announced on Friday 21st June - sign up to the schools' enewsletter to have the results sent directly to your email box!
Read for My School winners announced
Almost 100,000 pupils from more than 3,600 schools across England signed up to take part in Read for My School 2013 — a competition organised by The Pearson Foundation and Booktrust, with support from the Department for Education.
Scottish Children's Book Award shortlist
The Scottish Children's Book Awards 2013 shortlist has been announced, celebrating the most popular children's books by Scottish authors or illustrators. The shortlist will now be read and voted on by children.
Write to fight bullying
A writing competition has launched to help raise awareness of cyber-bullying, as part of Anti-Bullying Week on 18-22 November. Writers aged eight to 18 years can take part.
Ringo Starr publishes picture book
Ringo Starr is to create a picture book edition of his famous Beatles hit, Octopus's Garden, 45 years after the song was first written. It will be published by Simon and Schuster Children's Books on 24th October.
Malorie Blackman the new Children's Laureate
Malorie Blackman has been announced as the new Children's Laureate for 2013 to 2015, and plans to focus on getting children reading, as well as supporting libraries like her predecessor, Julia Donaldson.