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

Mitch Johnson on writing his debut, Kick

Kick - the debut novel that has just scooped the Branford Boase Award 2018 - began life with the discovery of a piece of rubbish in a shoebox. In this blog, author Mitch Johnson tells us how his...

05/07/2018Mitch Johnson on writing his debut, Kick

Making a living as a young writer

We spoke to author Alice Oseman, whose book I Was Born For This, was recently published by HarperCollins. We asked for Alice's advice to other young people trying to make it as writers.

24/06/2018Making a living as a young writer

Picture book tackles homelessness

Author and illustrator Duncan Beedie was inspired by a question from his daughter to write The Last Chip, a picture book that looks at homelessness, and whose sales will help raise money for The...

31/01/2018Picture book tackles homelessness

A Journey in the Book Bus, Zambia

School librarian Carol Williams joined the Book Bus in Zambia to help bring books, stories and reading to school children in the region. Here, she tells us about her Book Bus adventure.

11/12/2017A Journey in the Book Bus, Zambia

Discovering our own urban wildlife

Vicky Woodgate, whose book Urban Jungle has been published by Big Picture Press, shares with us how the book can be used to open up their own 'urban jungles' to children in towns and cities.

12/11/2017Discovering our own urban wildlife

From first idea to finished novel

Author Zillah Bethel explores the starting point of her latest novel, The Extraordinary Colours of Auden Dare, set in an alternate UK where wars are being fought, over water.

28/09/2017From first idea to finished novel

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