• Make a Picture Book Competition

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    We are inviting children and young people aged four to 18 years to create their own picture book. The prize for the creator of the winning picture book is a free author event and 50 printed copies of the winning book!

  • ReadingZone Picture Book Competition

    Sunday, March 19, 2017

    We are challenging those aged four to 13 years to make a picture book - and you'll have the chance to win some great prizes! The competition closes on Saturday 29th April.

  • A 'Little Rebels' book list

    Sunday, March 19, 2017

    The Little Rebels Children's Book Award has shared its submissions' list for this year's award. Their children's fiction prize (0-12 years) recognises children's fiction which promotes social justice or social equality, challenges stereotypes or is informed by anti-discriminatory concerns.

  • A decade of Aliens and Underpants

    Saturday, March 18, 2017

    ....and we're celebrating with a giveaway of all seven books in the 'Underpants' set to a school! We just want to hear your favourite 'Underpants' memory by Friday 30th April!

  • Jeff Povey's Shift giveaway

    Saturday, March 18, 2017

    We're giving a shout-out for Escape, the final book in Jeff Povey's Shift series (ages 14+), which publishes this month - and we're giving away two sets of the trilogy, including the books Shift, Delete and Escape (published by Simon & Schuster Children's Books).

  • Geek Girl giveaway!

    Saturday, March 18, 2017

    With Forever Geek, the final book in Holly Smale's Geek Girl series, now rolling off the presses, we're thrilled to be able to give away a set of the Geek Girl books to a lucky school library!

  • Picture book giveaway from Flying Eye

    Saturday, March 18, 2017

    We have two signed copies of the powerful picture book, The Journey, illustrated and written by Francesca Sanna and shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal, to give away to two schools.

  • Higher book sales - but fewer readers?

    Saturday, March 18, 2017

    While children's book sales are thriving, fewer children are reading for pleasure. Studies from the UK and Australia point the blame for a decline in children's independent reading at screen time, and a fall in the number of parents reading to their children.