Fact-checking real-life disasters

In this blog author Susan Martineau tells us how she set about fact-checking the information she wanted to use in her new book, Real-Life Disasters (b small publishing), including the catastrophic...

19/05/2020Fact-checking real-life disasters

Darren Shan on his new series

We asked Darren Shan to tell us how his new series, Archibald Lox, developed. The three Archibold Lox titles are available as ebooks, and Archibald Lox and the Bridge Between Worlds as a FREE...

30/04/2020Darren Shan on his new series

Letter to a Head Teacher

ReadingZone is sharing a letter sent by a parent to their child's new secondary school, asking why it doesn't have a professional school librarian - and explaining what the children are missing out...

10/11/2019Letter to a Head Teacher

Victorian history helped inspire debut novel

Liz Hyder blogs about how a visit to a disused mine inspired her novel, Bearmouth, which draws on research into the working conditions of children in Victorian mines, and which has parallels with...

12/09/2019Victorian history helped inspire debut novel

Sally Nicholls introduces All Fall Down

All Fall Down, first published seven years ago and republished this month by Andersen Press, explores how one family in 14th century England is affected by the plague that killed nearly half of the...

05/09/2019Sally Nicholls introduces All Fall Down

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!

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