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  • Becoming your best self

    Becoming your best self

    Author Videos

    Friday, January 19, 2024

    In The Best You, author and parenting coach Nima Patel encourages children to think about not what they want to be when they grow up, but who they want to be.

  • Little Bang: A must-read novel about life-changing moments

    Little Bang: A must-read novel about life-changing moments

    Video/Vlog

    Friday, January 19, 2024

    Award-winning author Kelly McCaughrain introduces her new novel, Little Bang, a powerful and timely novel exploring gender parity, a woman's right to bodily autonomy and the issues raised by abortion. Centred on the relationship between Mel and Sid, it's also a coming-of-age exploratio...

  • Time-travelling penguins!

    Time-travelling penguins!

    Video/Vlog

    Thursday, January 18, 2024

    Discover a penguin who HATES living in the cold! So when he goes on holiday, he tries to find somewhere a bit warmer. What he doesn't expect is to come face to face with a dinosaur!

  • Time travel with Ross Welford - and a tortoise!

    Time travel with Ross Welford - and a tortoise!

    Video/Vlog

    Wednesday, January 17, 2024

    Ross Welford introduces Time Travelling with a Tortoise, the sequel to Time Travelling with a Hamster, and a whole new time travel adventure!

  • Managing our worries

    Managing our worries

    Author Videos

    Tuesday, January 16, 2024

    Author Ruth Doyle explains how A Horse Called Now by Ruth Doyle and Alexandra Finkeldey can help young children to manage their worries.

  • World Book Day £1 Books 2024

    World Book Day £1 Books 2024

    Friday, January 12, 2024

    Find out what books will be available to buy with the £1 book tokens for this year's World Book Day, which takes place on Thursday 7th March!  With the range of books on offer including Elmer, Dinosaur Club, InvestiGators, Loki and Dread Wood, there is plenty on offer for children and...

  • Reflecting Realities: Increasing representation in children's books

    Reflecting Realities: Increasing representation in children's books

    Friday, December 1, 2023

    The annual CLPE Reflecting Realities Survey of Ethnic Representation within UK Children's Literature shows a continued move towards inclusion and representation in books for children during 2022, particularly in fiction. However, the report also notes declines in representation in pict...

  • Impossible Creatures wins Waterstone's Book of the Year Award 2023

    Impossible Creatures wins Waterstone's Book of the Year Award 2023

    Book Awards

    Thursday, November 30, 2023

    Katherine Rundell's Impossible Creatures has won the Waterstones Book of the Year 2023, a much-coveted award that will see Impossible Creatures supported by Waterstones' booksellers nationally.  The bookseller also announced In Memoriam by Alice Winn as Waters...