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Writing competition with 'China' theme

The Liverpool Literary Festival Writing Competition is looking for your stories of up to 500 words on the theme of China, and the competition will be judged by the author Philip Pullman.

25/04/2018Writing competition with 'China' theme

Authors fight to save our seas

50 top UK children's authors and illustrators including Michael Morpurgo Jacqueline Wilson, Chris Riddell and Quentin Blake are behind a new campaign, Authors4Oceans, to save our seas.

24/04/2018Authors fight to save our seas

Latest trends in children's publishing

Children's sales have remained steady during 2017 but low literacy levels, the continued closures of public libraries and a steep decline in parents reading to their children are all expected to impact on children's reading.

18/04/2018Latest trends in children's publishing

Picture book shortlist

The English Association has announced the shortlist for the 2018 English 4-11 Best Picture Book Awards with a strong showing for non-fiction illustrated books as well as more traditional picture books.

14/04/2018Picture book shortlist

Design a t-shirt for YALC

If you're a YA fan then how about designing a t-shirt for this year's YALC (YA Lit Con) (27-29 July) - and you could win a VIP Entrance to the event! You have until 4 May to send in your entry.

14/04/2018Design a t-shirt for YALC

Teachers choose their favourite books

The shortlist for the UKLA Book Awards has been announced. This is the only award judged by teachers, and it highlights books for children aged three to 16 years that "enhance all aspects of literacy learning".

26/03/2018Teachers choose their favourite books

Winners of schools' reading award announced

The winners of the Egmont Reading for Pleasure Award have been announced, with St Matthew's C of E Primary School in Birmingham taking the whole school award.

22/03/2018Winners of schools' reading award announced

Waterstone's Children's Book Prize winner

The winner of the 2018 Waterstone's Children's Book Prize has been announced with Angie Thomas's The Hate U Give (Walker Books) winning the Older Fiction and Overall Winner awards.

22/03/2018Waterstone's Children's Book Prize winner
 

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