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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

Shifty McGifty sets to give away!

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam are back in a new adventure, The Missing Masterpiece (published by Nosy Crow), and to celebrate we're giving away two sets of Shifty McGifty's picture books!

08/07/2018Shifty McGifty sets to give away!

UKLA Book Award winners

Teachers have chosen the winning books in the UKLA Book Awards, which focuses on children's books that 'enhance all aspects of literacy learning'. Books by Sarah Crossan, Brian Conaghan, Elizabeth Laird, Martin Brown and Morag Hood are among the...

07/07/2018UKLA Book Award winners

Mitch Johnson on writing his debut, Kick

Kick - the debut novel that has just scooped the Branford Boase Award 2018 - began life with the discovery of a piece of rubbish in a shoebox. In this blog, author Mitch Johnson tells us how his award-winning novel Kick (Usborne) came about:

05/07/2018Mitch Johnson on writing his debut, Kick

Kick wins Branford Boase Award

A timely story set in a football boot factory with a socially-charged focus, Kick by Mitch Johnson, has won this year's Branford Boase Award for debut writers and their editors, Rebecca Hill and Becky Walker of Usborne.

05/07/2018Kick wins Branford Boase Award
 

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