Have you got a Big Idea?

Publisher Chicken House is looking for a brilliant idea that can be turned into a great children's book. If you'd like to see your idea turned into a story by a well-known children's author then here's how to enter it.

06/02/2018Have you got a Big Idea?

Magical Authors Show from Puffin

Publisher Puffin is bringing you a magical author event on Thursday 8th February, 2pm - 2.30pm, which you can register for and watch online for free.

06/02/2018Magical Authors Show from Puffin

Debut writers recognised

The Branford Boase Award, which recognises outstanding debut writers and their editors, has announced the longlist for the 2018 award.

31/01/2018Debut writers recognised

Picture book tackles homelessness

Author and illustrator Duncan Beedie was inspired by a question from his daughter to write The Last Chip, a picture book that looks at homelessness, and whose sales will help raise money for The Trussell Trust charity.

31/01/2018Picture book tackles homelessness

Young writers' competition opens

Don't forget the Wicked Young Writer Awards is still open, inviting those aged 5-25 years to test out their writing skills. Entries can be up to 700 words and include fiction, non-fiction, scripts and poetry. The closing date is 12th March 2018.

28/01/2018Young writers' competition opens

Sign up for World Book Day online shows

World Book Day's The Biggest Book Show on Earth is back and schools can now sign up to watch one of two online events from 28th February. World Book Day 2018 takes place on Thursday 1st March.

21/01/2018Sign up for World Book Day online shows

2018 Hans Christian Andersen Awards shortlist

IBBY, the International Board on Books for Young People, has announced the shortlist for the 2018 Hans Christian Andersen Award - the most prestigious international children's book award - although this year's shortlist includes no one from Britain...

21/01/20182018 Hans Christian Andersen Awards shortlist

Lollies prize awards funniest books

The winners of the Lollies (the Laugh Out Loud Awards) have been announced, with Best Medicine by Christine Hamill (Little Island Press) taking the Best Laugh Out Loud Book for 9-13 year olds.

19/01/2018Lollies prize awards funniest books

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