• Imagining future worlds...

    Friday, March 10, 2017

    A writing competition has been launched by Explore Learning for children aged four to 14 years, challenging them to write up to 500 words on the theme, The Future. The closing date is 5th May.

  • Bookbuzz registration opens

    Friday, March 10, 2017

    Schools can now register for the 2017 Bookbuzz programme, which offers schools a choice of heavily subsidised books for students aged 11-13 years. The selection of books included in the programme will be announced at the end of April.

  • Independent equality review of Carnegie Medal

    Friday, March 10, 2017

    CILIP, the library and information association, will be reviewing the Carnegie and Greenaway Medals as part of its wider Equality and Diversity Plan, following controversy over the absence of a BAME writer in this year's shortlists.

  • Celebrating debut illustrators

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017

    Debut picture books are highlighted in the 2017 Klaus Flugge Prize longlist, which recognises new illustrators, with artwork ranging from cutting-edge digital art and collage to picture books created in charcoal, watercolour and pencil.

  • Longlist highlights great non-fiction

    Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    This year's SLA Information Book Award longlist covers a wide range of subjects from germs and explorers to cooking and wildlife. The longlist covers books for young children through to teenagers and highlights some of the best new information books.

  • Children's book group set to give away

    Monday, March 6, 2017

    Next month we'll be chatting to Goodly and Grave author Justine Windsor (HarperCollins Children's Books) about her new series - and we have ten copies of the first book to give to a school book group, in return for some reviews!

  • YA proof set to give away

    Monday, March 6, 2017

    We have a set of ten proofs of Susin Nielsin's new book, Optimists Die First (Andersen Press), to give away to a lucky school book group!

  • Detective and mystery stories on ReadingZone Live

    Monday, March 6, 2017

    Alice Jones author Sarah Rubin joined us on ReadingZone Live for a special programme looking at how to write great detective and mystery stories.