WICKED Young Writers Awards

Young writers aged 5-25 years have until 2nd March to submit stories of up to 750 words for the Wicked Young Writers Awards, and to enter the non-fiction award For Good. The deadline is Monday 2nd March 2020.

11/01/2020WICKED Young Writers Awards

500 Words 2020

The BBC's 500 Words 2020 writing competition for children aged 5-13 years opens for entries on 16th January and will run through to 27th February.

11/01/2020500 Words 2020

Library case studies

Campaign group Great School Libraries is looking for case studies to share showing the impact school libraries can have on whole school learning and the enjoyment of reading.

11/01/2020Library case studies

MG Leonard book group giveaway

We have sets of MG Leondard and Sam Sedgeman's new book, The Highland Falcon Thief (Macmillan Children's Books), to give away in exchange for reviews for ReadingZone.

11/01/2020MG Leonard book group giveaway

2020 Henrietta Branford Writing Competition

The Henrietta Branford Writing Competition, which runs alongside the Branford Boase Award, is now open to anyone aged under 19. Closing date is Friday 24th April.

11/01/20202020 Henrietta Branford Writing Competition

Harry Potter Book Night 2020

Get ready for Harry Potter Book Night on 6th February 2020 with this fabulous - and free! - downloadable kit from Bloomsbury Children's Books!

09/12/2019Harry Potter Book Night 2020

Booktrust Storytime Prize

Cyril and Pat by Emily Gravett has won the 'BookTrust Storytime Prize', a new award to celebrate the best books for sharing with babies and children aged 0-5. It is run in partnership with the Youth Library Group.

23/11/2019Booktrust Storytime Prize

Elmer helps raise thousands for charity

The auction of hundreds of hand painted 'Elmer elephants' around the country has helped to raise 765,000 for Hospice Charities.

16/11/2019Elmer helps raise thousands for charity

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