Enticing New Readers into the Library

School librarian Shelley Fallows explores what has worked, and what hasn't, in her latest 'books and bribery' blog - or, 'How to entice new readers into the library'!

19/06/2019Enticing New Readers into the Library

From the Library floor

In a new series of blogs, school librarian Shelley Fallows will share her ideas for creating a vibrant library that students will want to use. This month, she explores mental wellbeing.

21/05/2019From the Library floor

AMAZING Blog Tour!

We're thrilled to be part of the Blog Tour for Amazing, the new picture book from Steve Antony, which puts a child who is disabled at the centre of the story, and on the front cover. Here, he tells...

29/01/2019AMAZING Blog Tour!

Celebrating poetry with Macmillan Children's

Macmillan Children's Poetry is celebrating 25 years of publishing history. In this blog, Gaby Morgan, editorial director at Macmillan Children's Books and the proud curator of the Macmillan...


Working in library lead to picture book success

This week Kate Milner was awarded the 2018 Klaus Flugge Prize for the most exciting and promising newcomer to children's picture book illustration for her book My Name is Not Refugee (Barrington...

20/09/2018Working in library lead to picture book success

Mitch Johnson on writing his debut, Kick

Kick - the debut novel that has just scooped the Branford Boase Award 2018 - began life with the discovery of a piece of rubbish in a shoebox. In this blog, author Mitch Johnson tells us how his...

05/07/2018Mitch Johnson on writing his debut, Kick

Making a living as a young writer

We spoke to author Alice Oseman, whose book I Was Born For This, was recently published by HarperCollins. We asked for Alice's advice to other young people trying to make it as writers.

24/06/2018Making a living as a young writer

Picture book tackles homelessness

Author and illustrator Duncan Beedie was inspired by a question from his daughter to write The Last Chip, a picture book that looks at homelessness, and whose sales will help raise money for The...

31/01/2018Picture book tackles homelessness

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