• Information book award shortlist announced

    Friday, March 31, 2017

    The School Library Association has announced the shortlist for the seventh annual SLA Information Book Award, covering themes from refugees and the Holocaust to the Great Fire of London and computing.

  • Schools invited to shadow poetry award

    Wednesday, March 29, 2017

    Schools can apply to shadow the CLiPPA poetry award, run by CLPE, which encourages schools to create a poetry classroom for three weeks in June. Free classroom resources are available.

  • Imagining future worlds

    Saturday, March 25, 2017

    If you like daydreaming about what the world might look like in the future, then you might like to give this competition a try. You could win a family trip to Disneyland Paris!

  • Climate change challenge for young poets

    Saturday, March 25, 2017

    Those aged up to 25 years are being challenged by the Young Poets Network to write, film or speak a poem about our changing world and climate change.

  • BBC seeks the authors of tomorrow

    Saturday, March 25, 2017

    The BBC Young Writers' Award 2017 is open for submissions and is looking for stories up to 1,000 words from young people aged 14 to 18. The closing date is 21 April.

  • Elephants, magic and Bigfoot!

    Saturday, March 25, 2017

    We have sets of three exciting adventure stories to give away from publisher Chicken House, including The Elephant Thief (Jane Kerr), The Boy Who Went Magic (AP Winter), and Bigfoot, Tobin and Me (Melissa Savage).

  • Writing competition for budding script writers

    Saturday, March 25, 2017

    Fancy the idea of script writing as a career? Or do you just enjoy writing your own stories? Here's a great competition from First News to write a short monologue or dialogue.

  • Scarlet and Ivy giveaway!

    Saturday, March 25, 2017

    We have two sets of the Scarlet and Ivy books to give away, to celebrate the release of the fourth book in the detective series - Scarlet and Ivy: The Lights Under the Lake.