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  • Philip Pullman's new three-part work

    Friday, May 26, 2017

    The first volume of Philip Pullman's three-part work The Book of Dust will be called La Belle Sauvage and it will be published on 20 October. The story will follow 11-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his daemon, Asta. You can watch a short video of Pullman talking about The Book of Dust, below.

  • Read an extract from the new Alex Rider!

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    Yes, there's a new ALEX RIDER novel publishing on 1st June - but you can read the first chapter from Alex Rider: Never Say Die (Walker Books) in advance here!

  • Jacqueline Wilson Writing Competition

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    This year's Jacqueline Wilson Competition is asking children aged 7-12 years to write a letter to an imaginary person who lives far away. Jacqueline Wilson will help to choose the winners.

  • Poetry shortlist announced

    Monday, May 22, 2017

    The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) has announced the 2017 shortlist for the CLiPPA award (Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award), which celebrates outstanding poetry for children.

  • 'All the Things That Could Go Wrong' giveaway

    Monday, May 22, 2017

    We're thrilled to be able to offer a set of ten copies of All the Things That Could Go Wrong - the new book by Stewart Foster, author of Bubble Boy (Simon and Schuster) to a school book group.

  • Famous Five giveaway!

    Sunday, May 21, 2017

    We are giving away an entire set of the Famous Five books, published with new jackets by Laura Ellen Anderson (Hodder Children's Books) to celebrate the 75th annivesary of Enid Blyton's series.

  • Review 'Being Miss Nobody' for ReadingZone

    Sunday, May 21, 2017

    Tamsin Winter's latest novel, Being Miss Nobody, publishes in June and we have a set of ten books to give to a book group in exchange for some reviews.

  • The Girl In Between group set to give away

    Sunday, May 21, 2017

    Homelessness, identity and addiction are explored in Sarah Carroll's debut YA novel, The Girl In Between, for readers aged 12+ (see interview, below), and we have a set of ten copies to give to a school book group.