Booking virtual author events

While many author visits had to be cancelled during the spring and summer terms, many schools have continued with online events and organisation Authors Abroad is offering a range of 'virtual visit' options.

12/07/2020Booking virtual author events

Catch up on Summer Camp

Earlier this month Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell ran an online 'Summer Camp' for children and young people, introducing poets, illustrators, storytellers and authors. If you missed it, you can catch up with the videos here.

11/07/2020Catch up on Summer Camp

UKLA Book Awards winners

The winners of the UKLA Book Awards - the only awards to be judged entirely by teachers - have been announced. The teacher judges look for texts that can 'enhance all aspects of literacy learning'.

02/07/2020UKLA Book Awards winners

Go Wild with the Bolds!

Publisher Andersen Press is marking publication of The Bolds Go Wild written by Julian Clary and illustrated by David Roberts with a series of online-exclusive readings from Julian Clary, known as The Bold Hour!

02/07/2020Go Wild with the Bolds!

Summer Camp

Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell, creator of the How to Train Your Dragon and Wizards of Once series, has announced a week of 'Summer Camp' activity to celebrate and showcase children's creativity.

02/07/2020Summer Camp

Henrietta Branford Writing Competition winners

More young people have been writing during lockdown, if the record number of entries to the Henrietta Branford Writing Competition is anything to go by.

01/07/2020Henrietta Branford Writing Competition winners

Indie book awards

Independent booksellers have awarded The Girl Who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson (Usborne) the Children's Fiction award for the Books are My Bag award. Don't Worry, Little Crab by Chris Haughton (Walker Books) won the Picture Book category.

26/06/2020Indie book awards

CILIP letter promoting school librarians

CILIP has created a letter to support those whose schools do not have a professional school librarian, which you can download here and send to a head teacher, senior leader or school governor.

23/06/2020CILIP letter promoting school librarians

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