BBC plans Michael Morpurgo animation

The BBC is planning an animated adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's story Mimi and the Mountain Dragon, with the production based on the original illustrations by Emily Gravett. It will be broadcast during the Christmas break.

22/08/2019BBC plans Michael Morpurgo animation

Encouraging young teenagers to read

Scottish Book Trust has launched a new app to encourage children in early secondary years to read for pleasure - both regular readers and more reluctant readers.

20/08/2019Encouraging young teenagers to read

Funniest books for children

Most children say that they want books that will make them laugh, so don't miss the 2020 Laugh Out Loud (The Lollies) shortlist which highlights this year's funniest books for children.

20/08/2019Funniest books for children

UKLA Book Awards winners announced

The winners of the UKLA Book Awards for 2019 - the only book awards to be judged solely by teachers - have been announced and include a picture book, middle grade adventure and a book for older readers.

13/07/2019UKLA Book Awards winners announced

Little Rebels 2019 award winner

Catherine Johnson has won the 2019 Little Rebels Award for Radical Fiction for her short historical novel, Freedom.

12/07/2019Little Rebels 2019 award winner

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!

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