Adam Stower tells us about Grumbug!

Author and illustrator Adam Stower tells us why he has returned to his hugely popular Troll and The Oliver to create a sequel, Grumbug!, which is published by Templar in June.

27/05/2015Adam Stower tells us about Grumbug!

Where the characters come from....

Bestselling author Holly Webb has blogged for us about finding your character - especially when the lead character is an animal.

27/04/2015Where the characters come from....

So what does our imagination look like?

Author and illustrator Emma Yarlett tells us how her new picture book Poppy Pickle (Templar Publishing) came about, including how feedback from a class helped her to shape the book, and how she...

07/04/2015So what does our imagination look like?

Pippa Goodheart on A Dog Called Flow

We asked author Pippa Goodheart to tell us why she wrote A Dog Called Flow, which has just been reprinted by publisher Troika. The story is about a boy, who is dyslexic, and who really wants his own...

02/04/2015Pippa Goodheart on A Dog Called Flow

Create a picture book competition

We are challenging those aged four to 18 years to make a picture book, with the ReadingZone Picture Book Competition 2015!

28/03/2015Create a picture book competition

Sign up for Shakespeare Week

Next week, 16-22 March, is Shakespeare Week in primary schools - sign up to join the celebrations via the link, below. Here are ten funny facts about Shakespeare to share with your class, from...

11/03/2015Sign up for Shakespeare Week

What are kids reading?

Does the recently-released 'What Kids are Reading' report by Renaissance Learning tells us more about the availability of books in schools than what children actually want to read?

26/02/2015What are kids reading?

Creating a picture book character

As part of our focus on picture books for our World Book Day picture book competition (see link below), we asked Steve Smallman (Batmouse, The Lamb Who Came for Dinner) to give us some tips on how...

20/02/2015Creating a picture book character

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