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Little Rebels shortlist

The shortlist for this year's Little Rebels Award for Radical Children's Fiction includes books referencing Islamophobia, young people's activism, the Syrian conflict, challenges to gendered occupations and the English class system.

03/05/2018Little Rebels shortlist

Talented debuts shortlisted for award

The shortlist for the 2018 Branford Boase Award, which recognises debut authors and their editors, has been announced and includes Kick by Mitch Johnson, Fish Boy by Chloe Daykin and The City of Secret Rivers by Jacob Sager Weinstein.

02/05/2018Talented debuts shortlisted for award

Poetry shortlist & shadowing scheme announced

The 2018 shortlist for the CLiPPA (Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award) poetry award with poets from John Agard to Sarah Crossan shortlisted and primary schools around the country beginning to shadow the award.

26/04/2018Poetry shortlist & shadowing scheme announced

New campaign for children's writing

Bestselling author Cressida Cowell is launching a new campaign for schools - Free Writing Friday - to encourage writing for pleasure.

26/04/2018New campaign for children's writing

Writing competition with 'China' theme

The Liverpool Literary Festival Writing Competition is looking for your stories of up to 500 words on the theme of China, and the competition will be judged by the author Philip Pullman.

25/04/2018Writing competition with 'China' theme

Authors fight to save our seas

50 top UK children's authors and illustrators including Michael Morpurgo Jacqueline Wilson, Chris Riddell and Quentin Blake are behind a new campaign, Authors4Oceans, to save our seas.

24/04/2018Authors fight to save our seas

Latest trends in children's publishing

Children's sales have remained steady during 2017 but low literacy levels, the continued closures of public libraries and a steep decline in parents reading to their children are all expected to impact on children's reading.

18/04/2018Latest trends in children's publishing

Picture book shortlist

The English Association has announced the shortlist for the 2018 English 4-11 Best Picture Book Awards with a strong showing for non-fiction illustrated books as well as more traditional picture books.

14/04/2018Picture book shortlist
 

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