Letter to a Head Teacher

ReadingZone is sharing a letter sent by a parent to their child's new secondary school, asking why it doesn't have a professional school librarian - and explaining what the children are missing out...

10/11/2019Letter to a Head Teacher

Victorian history helped inspire debut novel

Liz Hyder blogs about how a visit to a disused mine inspired her novel, Bearmouth, which draws on research into the working conditions of children in Victorian mines, and which has parallels with...

12/09/2019Victorian history helped inspire debut novel

Sally Nicholls introduces All Fall Down

All Fall Down, first published seven years ago and republished this month by Andersen Press, explores how one family in 14th century England is affected by the plague that killed nearly half of the...

05/09/2019Sally Nicholls introduces All Fall Down

Enticing New Readers into the Library

School librarian Shelley Fallows explores what has worked, and what hasn't, in her latest 'books and bribery' blog - or, 'How to entice new readers into the library'!

19/06/2019Enticing New Readers into the Library

From the Library floor

In a new series of blogs, school librarian Shelley Fallows will share her ideas for creating a vibrant library that students will want to use. This month, she explores mental wellbeing.

21/05/2019From the Library floor

AMAZING Blog Tour!

We're thrilled to be part of the Blog Tour for Amazing, the new picture book from Steve Antony, which puts a child who is disabled at the centre of the story, and on the front cover. Here, he tells...

29/01/2019AMAZING Blog Tour!

Celebrating poetry with Macmillan Children's

Macmillan Children's Poetry is celebrating 25 years of publishing history. In this blog, Gaby Morgan, editorial director at Macmillan Children's Books and the proud curator of the Macmillan...


Working in library lead to picture book success

This week Kate Milner was awarded the 2018 Klaus Flugge Prize for the most exciting and promising newcomer to children's picture book illustration for her book My Name is Not Refugee (Barrington...

20/09/2018Working in library lead to picture book success

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