Stories with a twist

Author Michael Rosen is looking for 'stories with a twist' in a competition from publisher Scholastic to encourage children to write creatively. Prizes include 50 copies of a book filled with your pupils' creative writing.

21/02/2019Stories with a twist

Carnegie and Greenaway Longlists announced

Diversity, women's rights, mental health and human rights are among the themes covered in the titles longlisted for this year's CILIP Carnegie and Greenaway medals, the prestigious children's book awards judged by children's specialist librarians.

20/02/2019Carnegie and Greenaway Longlists announced

Make a Picture Book Competition

The ReadingZone Picture Book Competition 2019 has now launched! We are inviting those aged four to 18 years to create their own picture book, with author and illustrator Steven Lenton (illus of Dinosaurs Don't Draw and The Nothing to See Here...

14/02/2019Make a Picture Book Competition

FREE Author Event

Virginia Clay, author of Warrior Boy, is based in Kenya but will be visiting London in March. We are thrilled to offer two London primary schools a FREE author event with Virginia on 26th March - a truly unmissable offer!

14/02/2019FREE Author Event

Awards announced for the funniest books for children

The winners of the Laugh Out Loud Awards ('The Lollies') have been announced - with Tom Gates, a chocolate bunny and a bonkers diary of a pig among the books that made children laugh out loud!

14/02/2019Awards announced for the funniest books for children

Laura Bates introduces The Burning at Foyles

Laura Bates, author and founder of The Everyday Sexism Project, will be at Foyles on Tuesday 19th February, 6.30pm-7.30pm, talking about her new YA novel, The Burning, which tackles gender equality and social media.

07/02/2019Laura Bates introduces The Burning at Foyles

500 Words competition resources

If you're planning to run the 500 Words competition as part of your World Book Day activities, then you might want to use this Live Lesson from the BBC with hints and writing tips to help get children started.

03/02/2019500 Words competition resources

AMAZING Blog Tour!

We're thrilled to be part of the Blog Tour for Amazing, the new picture book from Steve Antony, which puts a child who is disabled at the centre of the story, and on the front cover. Here, he tells us how Amazing came about.

29/01/2019AMAZING Blog Tour!

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