Thu, 06/03/2014 - 09:30
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic) has topped a poll to find the most life-changing books for teenagers.
The Writes of Passage poll was undertaken by the organisers of today's World Book Day (6th March), to find the books that most inspired and changed the lives of teenaged readers.
Thu, 06/03/2014 - 09:20
Author and TV presenter Tony Robinson has won his second Blue Peter book award, for Weird World of Wonders: World War II, illustrated by Thomas Flintham (Macmillan Children's Books).
Robinson won the Best Book with Facts award, beating Marvellous Maths by Jonathan Litton, illustrated by Thomas Flintham (Templar...
Wed, 05/03/2014 - 17:05
Teachers and librarians are not “encouraging students to attack more difficult books”, a new report out today (March 5th) has said.
What Kids Are Reading found that although children in years 1 to 5 are reading books at “levels well above their chronological ages...
Wed, 05/03/2014 - 15:52
Books published by Scholastic, Bloomsbury and Kelpies have won prizes at the 2013 Scottish Children’s Book Awards, announced at Glasgow’s Mitchell Library.
Author Chae Strathie won the Bookbug Readers category for three to seven-year-olds for the picture book Jumblebum, which is illustrated by Ben...
Wed, 05/03/2014 - 15:48
On 6th March, children’s books and the joy of reading will be celebrated up and down the country as part of World Book Day. As an independent children’s book publisher, we have taken part in World Book Day on a smaller scale in the past, but this year we wanted to try something a bit different.
The parent blogging network...
Wed, 05/03/2014 - 10:05
The UK’s booksellers are gearing up to mark World Book Day, tomorrow (6th March) with enthusiasm.
Waterstones is preparing to inject “the usual riot of colour, costumes and entertainment” into its stores across the country, which will also be displaying the World Book Day titles.
Authors will be out in force...
Tue, 04/03/2014 - 16:27
Egmont has bought two YA novels by Brighton-based author Lisa Heathfield.
Fiction editorial director Ali Dougal bought world English rights at auction from Veronique Baxter at David Higham.
The first book in the deal, Seed, is described as "a chilling coming-of-age story of life within a cult"...
Tue, 04/03/2014 - 08:30
Dame Jacqueline Wilson is among the line-up for the second Chorleywood’s Children’s Literary Festival, running this weekend (8th-9th March).
Wilsonwill introduce her new collection of short stories Paws and Whiskers (Doubleday Children’s).
Also scheduled is an appearance from illustrator...
Mon, 03/03/2014 - 11:49
Hot Key Books has bought UK and Ireland rights in We Are Liars, a YA novel from National Book Award finalist E Lockhart [pictured], with m.d. Sarah Odedina calling it "a one-sitting heart-pounding read".
Editor-at-large Emma Matthewson pre-empted on the novel in a deal done with Elizabeth Kaplan of The Elizabeth...
Thu, 27/02/2014 - 09:35
The Booktrust Best Book Awards with Amazon Kindle has revealed which judges will be picking the prize winners, with Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman, "Great British Bake Off" host Mel Giedroyc and "Made in Chelsea" star Andy Jordan among those on board.
Giedroyc will host the awards ceremony, set to take...