Celebrating Book Week Scotland

Scotland's first ever Book Week starts today, Monday 26th of November, and along with a host of national partners, Scottish Book Trust has pulled together a huge and diverse programme of events and...

26/11/2012Celebrating Book Week Scotland

Children's book sales hold up

Children's publishers who gathered at this year's Bookseller Children's Conference were upbeat. While the total publishing market has seen a 6% decline in sales so far this year, the children's...

11/10/2012Children's book sales hold up

Are children and teens reading for pleasure?

A recent piece of market research undertaken by Book Marketing Ltd suggests that reading is still a leading activity for some 88% of children - although that falls steeply among teenagers.

11/10/2012Are children and teens reading for pleasure?

Doodles and diaries - and why children love them!

Wimpy Kid started the bandwagon, but series like Dork Diaries, Tom Gates and The World of Norm soon followed and now also boast growing sales figures. So what is it about diaries and doodles that is...

11/10/2012Doodles and diaries - and why children love them!

Supporting Reading for Pleasure

ReadingZone has worked with a number of professionals to develop key steps that can help your school develop a reading for pleasure strategy. These steps also provide the kind of evidence of reading...


Ofsted report into English teaching

A new Ofsted report, Moving English Forward, asks that schools do more to introduce whole-school approaches to reading for pleasure and suggests appointing reading advocates to ensure teachers stay...

24/03/2012Ofsted report into English teaching

Excelling as a school librarian

Carol Webb, Librarian at Forest Hill School in London, was declared 2011 School Librarian of the Year in October. To follow are some of the reasons why the School Library Association feels she...

19/10/2011Excelling as a school librarian

The F Word: Writing Fantasy for Children

The 22nd Patrick Hardy Lecture was given this year by Jonathan Stroud (pictured) on the subject, 'The F Word: Writing Fantasy for Children', and author and journalist Graham Marks has provided this...

06/10/2011The F Word: Writing Fantasy for Children

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