Digital Hay Festival this year

A free five-day Hay Festival programme for schools will be broadcast 18-22 May, aimed at inspiring creative reading across ages 8-14+ years and including authors Michael Rosen, Abi Elphinstone, Alex Wheatle and Candy Gourlay.

07/05/2020Digital Hay Festival this year

SLA national conference goes digital

The School Library Association has announced that its annual weekend conference 'Digital Education: Reading and Learning Opportunities' will be delivered online, due to the current restrictions.

06/05/2020SLA national conference goes digital

VE day author resources

Friday 8th May is the 75th anniversary of VE Day, the day the Second World War ended in Europe. Author Tom Palmer has created resources that can be used to mark the day, including VE Day blackout poetry, character paperchains and a comprehension...

06/05/2020VE day author resources

Walker Books provides SLA memberships

Publisher Walker Books is to fund 40 SLA (School Library Association) memberships as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations.

06/05/2020Walker Books provides SLA memberships

Branford Boase shortlist highlights rising stars

The shortlist for the 2020 Branford Boase Award has been announced, highlighting talented debut novelists for children aged 7+, and their editors.

30/04/2020Branford Boase shortlist highlights rising stars

Louise Rennison National Funny Award

A writing and performing arts award has been launched to help showcase young comedic talent. The Louise Rennison National Funny Award is inspired by the legacy of late author and comedian Louise Rennison, creator of the iconic Confessions of...

28/04/2020Louise Rennison National Funny Award

The Book of Hopes

A collection of stories about hope, edited by author Katherine Rundell and with contributions from over 100 children's authors and illustrators, can be read for free online.

27/04/2020The Book of Hopes

Free books for schools from @ReadingZone

Each week during lockdown, ReadingZone will send a bundle of ten books to a school to share with your children or students. Let us know via Twitter, or Comment below, why you'd like a set of free books for your school.

27/04/2020Free books for schools from @ReadingZone

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