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  • Dare you enter the Hollow Hills...?

    Dare you enter the Hollow Hills...?

    Video/Vlog

    Wednesday, November 22, 2023

    Author Anna Kemp introduces The Hollow Hills, the sequel to her dark magical tale, Into Goblyn Wood.

  • Nero Book Awards announces its inaugural shortlist

    Nero Book Awards announces its inaugural shortlist

    Book Awards

    Tuesday, November 21, 2023

    Coffee house Caffè Nero has announced the 16-strong shortlist for the inaugural Nero Book Awards, recognising the outstanding books of the past 12 months across four categories: Children's Fiction, Debut Fiction, Fiction and Non-Fiction. Twelve category judges - a mix of authors, books...

  • Students' reviews entice Waterstones' shoppers

    Monday, November 20, 2023

    Writer Tahereh Mafi said: "I love walking into a bookstore. It's like all my friends are sitting on shelves, waving their pages at me." The idea of books being well-loved friends you can't wait to introduce to others, is the cornerston...

  • Inclusive Books for Children Awards 2023 longlists announced

    Inclusive Books for Children Awards 2023 longlists announced

    Book Awards

    Monday, November 20, 2023

    Dapo Adeola, Tracy Darnton, Joseph Coelho and Chitra Soundar are among the 19 authors and illustrators longlisted for the Inclusive Books for Children's Award 2023.  Seeking representation in children's books, the longlisted titles feature protagonists that include a racialised minority, disab...

  • TikTok sensation Alexandra Christo's new YA novel

    TikTok sensation Alexandra Christo's new YA novel

    Video/Vlog

    Monday, November 20, 2023

    Bestselling author Alexandra Christo, author of TikTok sensation To Kill a Kingdom, introduces her new book, The Night Hunt (Hot Key Books), a dark fantasy romance set in a world of gods and monsters...  

  • Reaching for the Stars!

    Reaching for the Stars!

    Author Videos

    Friday, November 17, 2023

    David Almond introduces his new picture book, A Way to the Stars, a story about perseverance and finding a way to make dreams come true.

  • Celebrate a classic Bangladeshi dish

    Celebrate a classic Bangladeshi dish

    Video/Vlog

    Friday, November 10, 2023

    Author Jumana Rahman tells ReadingZone how playing with her young nephew inspired her new board book for babies and toddlers, Bhorta Bhorta Baby.

  • Libraries for Primaries campaigns for government funding

    Libraries for Primaries campaigns for government funding

    Wednesday, November 8, 2023

    The Primary School Library Alliance is calling on the government to match-fund the private investment it has brought into helping primary schools create a school library. The campaign was launched by the National Literacy Trust and Penguin Random House in 2021 to support 1,000 schools...