• 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.

  • UKLA Book Award Winners 2017 announced

    Friday, June 30, 2017

    The winners of the UKLA Book Awards, which are chosen by teachers, have been announced with the winners including The Journey by Francesca Sanna; There's a Bear On MY Chair by Ross Collins; and The Reluctant Journal of Henry K Larsen by Susin Nielsen.

  • Bad Mermaids

    Saturday, June 24, 2017

    Look out for fishy kidnappings, evil piranhas, a talking seahorse - and fabulous mermaids in SIBEAL POUNDER's new book, BAD MERMAIDS (Bloomsbury).

  • Pirates Ahoy!

    Saturday, June 24, 2017

    Come and meet the worst pirate ever! Young Barnacles Blunderbeard will lose his ship - unless he can prove he's a great pirate by finding some treasure! We asked author Amy Sparkes to tell us more!

  • A mystery to solve!

    Saturday, June 24, 2017

    A feisty heroine, a wanna-be detective boy from India and a grumpy monkey star in this fabulous mystery story, set in Edwardian times. Author Imogen White tells us more about THE AMBER PENDANT: THE ROSE MUDDLE MYSTERIES.