Carnegie and Greenaway shortlists announced

The shortlists for the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals, the UK's oldest book awards for children and young people, have been announced but it is unclear how this year's Shadowing and Shadowers' Choice Award will be managed in the light of...

19/03/2020Carnegie and Greenaway shortlists announced

Harry Potter is Blue Peter 'winner of winners'

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by JK Rowling has won the Blue Peter Winner of Winners Award. The winner of this year's award for the Best Story has also been announced - Vashti Hardy's Wildspark.

05/03/2020Harry Potter is Blue Peter 'winner of winners'

Tanya Landman wins Scottish Teenage Book Prize

One Shot by Tanya Landman (Barrington Stoke) gained 40% of the vote by Scottish teenagers for their favourite book, and has therefore won the Scottish Teenage Book Prize.

05/03/2020Tanya Landman wins Scottish Teenage Book Prize

Children's reading for pleasure in decline

An emphasis on literacy over reading for pleasure, failing to read aloud to children and increases in screen time are contributing to a 'long term decline' in the percentage of children reading for pleasure, according to a new report from publisher...

05/03/2020Children's reading for pleasure in decline

Great School Libraries Campaign update

Phase 2 of the Great School Libraries (GSL) campaign is now underway, following the survey of school libraries that formed the first phase said Caroline Roche, chair of the GSL committee.

05/03/2020Great School Libraries Campaign update

Children's Book Award shortlist announced

A dog that plays jazz, a human soul captured in an animal-like machine and ... PEAS are all shortlisted for the Children's Book Award 2020 - chosen and voted for entirely by children.

02/03/2020Children's Book Award shortlist announced

BBC's Noughts & Crosses launches

The BBC's adaptation of Malorie Blackman's novel Noughts and Crosses will start to air on Thursday 5th March on BBC1, with all episodes available to stream on BBC iPlayer after that date.

24/02/2020BBC's Noughts & Crosses launches

Where the World Turns Wild group sets & resources

Sometimes there are books that we love so much at ReadingZone, that we want more book groups and classrooms to be able to read them. So we are offering sets of Where the World Turns Wild by Nicola Penfold (Stripes Publishing) at a reduced rate of...

23/02/2020Where the World Turns Wild group sets & resources

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