Waterstones award highlights children's books

Of the seven books shortlisted for the Waterstones Book of the Year Award 2017, three are for children including Philip Pullman's La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One (David Fickling Books) and Costa-winning author Frances Hardinge for A...

11/11/2017Waterstones award highlights children's books

Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in Stories

The Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green, London, is showcasing an exhibition dedicated to much-loved author Michael Morpurgo, called Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in Stories.

11/11/2017Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in Stories

Oliver Jeffers joins ReadingZone Live!

Watch our live online event with picture book creator Oliver Jeffers on Wednesday 15th November, 2.30pm - 3.10pm, when he will be talking about his latest book, Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth, and answering children's questions.

11/11/2017Oliver Jeffers joins ReadingZone Live!

Peter Rabbit film trailer released

Sony Pictures has released a new trailer for the upcoming Peter Rabbit film, which will be shown in UK cinemas next Easter. And in case you've missed it, here is also the Paddington Bear 2 trailer; the film releases on 10 November.

07/11/2017Peter Rabbit film trailer released

Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Nominations

The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal nominations for the 2018 awards have been announced, with a number of titles appearing on both lists and independent publishers including Flying Eye Books, Barrington Stoke and Tiny Owl well represented.

06/11/2017Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Nominations

Plot revealed for Pullman's Book of Dust

One of the most talked-about books of 2017, Philip Pullman's The Book of Dust, is published today and after eight months of secrecy, the embargo is now lifted on the novel's plot.

19/10/2017Plot revealed for Pullman's Book of Dust

What makes a great school library?

We asked Lucas Maxwell, librarian at Glenthorne High School in Sutton and the 2017 School Librarian of the Year, to tell us what makes his school library so special?

16/10/2017What makes a great school library?

Publishing contract up for grabs

Aspiring children's authors have a chance to win a 10,000 publishing contract in the annual Times / Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition. The closing date is 8th December.

14/10/2017Publishing contract up for grabs

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