Yorkshire children's literature festival launches

Yorkshire is to hold its first major children's literature festival at Broughton Hall, near Skipton, next month, with more than 65 authors, poets, illustrators, storytellers and animators taking part as well as over 200 schools.

25/08/2018Yorkshire children's literature festival launches

Sainsburys Children's Book Awards 2018

The shortlist for the fifth Sainsbury's Children's Book Award has been announced and includes nominations for the best baby and toddler books, picture books, fiction, learning and development titles and favourite characters.

25/08/2018Sainsburys Children's Book Awards 2018

Celebrate Roald Dahl Day

James and the Giant Peach will be the focus of celebrations for this year's Roald Dahl Day on 13 September with an online show, links with the Natural History Museum and a Roald Dahl Day Party Pack available via the link, below.

25/08/2018Celebrate Roald Dahl Day

An underwater thriller for 11+ readers

Author Lindsay Galvin has been telling us how living in Thailand helped inspire her thrilling adventure, The Secret Deep (Chicken House), which has an incredible mystery at its heart.

16/08/2018An underwater thriller for 11+ readers

Take part in the SLAMbassadors Showcase!

Teams, schools and individuals aged 13 - 25 are all invited to apply to take part in the SLAMbassadors Showcase on Sunday 18th November in London. The deadline for applications is 31st August.

21/07/2018Take part in the SLAMbassadors Showcase!

"Alarming" lack of BAME characters in children's books

Just 4% of the children's books published in the UK in 2017 featured black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) characters according to a new study into ethnic representation in children's literature. The study, Reflecting Realities, conducted by CLPE,...

17/07/2018"Alarming" lack of BAME characters in children's books

Harry Potter Book Night 2019 theme revealed!

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry will be the theme for Harry Potter Book Night on Thursday 7th February 2019. Schools and libraries can now register for an event kit.

16/07/2018Harry Potter Book Night 2019 theme revealed!

Tales from Outer Suburbia companion

Walker Studio will publish Tales from the Inner City by world renowned artist and storyteller Shaun Tan this October, a companion volume to his earlier short story collection, Tales from Outer Suburbia (Templar).

10/07/2018Tales from Outer Suburbia companion

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