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  • Debut writers highlighted in shortlist

    Sunday, February 19, 2017

    The longlist for the 2017 Branford Boase Award, which recognises strong new voices in children's publishing, has been announced and includes MG Leonard's Beetle Boy, Cogheart by Peter Bunzl and The Bubble Boy by Stewart Foster.

  • Children choose their favourite book

    Sunday, February 19, 2017

    Children have voted Pamela Butchart's My Teacher is a Vampire Rat, illustrated by Thomas Flintham, as the winner of the The Children's Book Award 2016.

  • Reading challenge

    Sunday, February 19, 2017

    Educational charity Achievement for All has issued a challenge to primary schools to reach 10 million minutes of reading between Thursday 9th March and Wednesday 15th March.

  • Carnegie and Greenaway Medal Longlists announced

    Sunday, February 19, 2017

    The longlists for the Carnegie and Greenaway Medals have been announced, together with plans for celebrating the 80th anniversary of the Carnegie Medal and the 60th anniversary of the Kate Greenaway Medal.

  • Lifetime Achievement Award for Raymond Briggs

    Thursday, February 9, 2017

    The children's author and illustrator behind classics including The Snowman, Fungus the Bogeyman and Ethel and Ernest, has achieved a lifetime award in recognition of his work.

  • Waterstones Children's Book Prize shortlist

    Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    Tigers and beetles, time travel and the refugee crisis are among the themes on this year's shortlist for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize, which includes picture books, middle grade and YA fiction.

  • Radio DJ turns children's author

    Thursday, January 26, 2017

    You'd normally spot Christian O'Connell tucked away in his Absolute Radio studio from where he broadcasts his daily show but, over the next few weeks, he'll also be on the road, visiting schools and festivals to talk about his new children's book, Radio Boy.

  • Books in translation

    Thursday, January 26, 2017

    The School Library Association (SLA) has published a guide to a range of translated books for children aged eight to 14 years plus.