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Cressida Cowell is the new Children's Laureate

Cressida Cowell, bestselling author and illustrator of the How to Train Your Dragon and The Wizards of Once series, and author of the Emily Brown picture books, is the new Children's Laureate. She will hold the post until 2021.

11/07/2019Cressida Cowell is the new Children's Laureate

Steven Camden wins CLiPPA poetry award

Acclaimed script-writer and spoken word artist Steven Camden was today announced as the winner of the annual poetry award, CLiPPA (Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award).

04/07/2019Steven Camden wins CLiPPA poetry award

Giveaway - new Warhammer Adventures!

We're giving away FIVE sets of the first two books in the new Warhammer Adventures - REALM QUEST and WARPED GALAXIES!

04/07/2019Giveaway - new Warhammer Adventures!

Percy the Park Keeper Giveaway!

We're celebrating 30 years of Percy the Park Keeper and his animal friends with a giveaway of this funny new story in the series from award-winning author and illustrator, Nick Butterworth.

04/07/2019Percy the Park Keeper Giveaway!

Author visits to schools boost reading skills

New research from the National Literacy Trust shows that author visits to schools boost children and young people's reading skills and their enjoyment and confidence in reading and writing. However, only 1 in 4 pupils had an author visit this...

28/06/2019Author visits to schools boost reading skills

2019 School Librarian of the Year announced

Ros Harding at The King's School Chester has been awarded the honour of the School Librarian of the Year 2019. Author Sara Barnard presented Ros Harding with her award at a special ceremony in London.

28/06/20192019 School Librarian of the Year announced

I Am Thunder wins Branford Boase Award

Muhammad Khan and his editor Lucy Pearse of Macmillan Children's Books (pictured) have been announced as the winners of the 2019 Branford Boase Award, which celebrates debut authors and their editors. The award is now in its 20th year.

28/06/2019I Am Thunder wins Branford Boase Award

ReadingZone Picture Book Competition Winners!

Author and illustrator Steven Lenton has selected the winners of the ReadingZone Picture Book Competition 2019, and we're delighted to share the winning picture books - and overall winner - with you!

23/06/2019ReadingZone Picture Book Competition Winners!
 

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