A taste of what's happening around the country.
Higher book sales - but fewer readers?
While children's book sales are thriving, fewer children are reading for pleasure. Studies from the UK and Australia point the blame for a decline in children's independent reading at screen time, and a fall in the number of parents reading to their children.
Darkmouth to be an animated film
Darkmouth, the fantasy adventure series by Irish author Shane Hegarty (HarperCollins Children's Books), has come one step closer to being made into an animated film with the appointment of two directors to the project.