• Children's Bookshow offers free school workshops

    Thursday, July 13, 2017

    The autumn programme for The Children's Bookshow has been published, including 60 free author workshops for schools. Authors taking part in events around the country include Judith Kerr, Michael Rosen and David Litchfield.

  • YALC highlights & schedule announced!

    Friday, July 7, 2017

    Writing and illustration workshops, the art of narration and unconventional romance will be among the subjects covered at YALC 2017 alongside a host of author appearances including Patrick Ness, Patrice Lawrence, Sophie McKenzie and Non Pratt.

  • MG Leonard wins Branford Boase Award

    Wednesday, July 5, 2017

    MG Leonard, together with her editors Barry Cunningham and Rachel Leyshon (Chicken House Books), have won the Branford Boase Award for Beetle Boy. The award recognises outstanding debut writers and their editors.

  • Inaugural Foyles Literacy Ambassador announced

    Tuesday, July 4, 2017

    Cressida Cowell, author of the bestselling How to Train Your Dragon series, is to be the new Foyles Literacy Ambassador, a two-year tenure during which she will help promote reading and writing.

  • Gillian Cross joins ReadingZone Live

    Tuesday, July 4, 2017

    We were thrilled to be joined by Gillian Cross for this ReadingZone Live event, when we found out more about Gillian's popular The Demon Headmaster series, as well as talking about writing creatively.

  • KS2 Sats results released

    Tuesday, July 4, 2017

    Some 61% of KS2 children have reached the expected standard across reading, writing and mathematics in the latest Sats test, well up on last year's figure of 53% but still leaving nearly 40% of children failing to meet the expected levels across all three areas.

  • Books inspire new television dramas

    Tuesday, July 4, 2017

    Jacqueline Wilson's Katy and Joanne Nadin's Joe All Alone are among the books that will be serialised by CBBC next year in a move to drive up the amount of original children's television being produced in the UK.

  • School library provision surveyed

    Tuesday, July 4, 2017

    A new report into the provision of school libraries, and how they are used by schools, has revealed a worrying trend in budget cuts for primary and secondary library provision.