Wed, 27/02/2013 - 09:38
Children's literacy charity Beanstalk has published a "Charter for Children's Literacy", calling for action to improve reading standards.
Authors including Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson and Charlie Higson are backing the charter, with HarperCollins sponsoring the initiative.
Fri, 08/02/2013 - 14:20
Children's laureate Julia Donaldson's follow-up to Edward Lear's classic, The Owl and the Pussycat, will be released this autumn, with two further Peter Rabbit titles from Emma Thompson also among upcoming highlights for Penguin Children's as the publisher focuses further on brand building.
Fri, 08/02/2013 - 09:00
The growing use of libraries by children and young readers has once again been emphasised by library data, with figures put out by the Public Lending Right (PLR) showing that children's books are being borrowed from libraries in greater numbers.
However, once again James Patterson has emerged as the most borrowed author. His ...
Mon, 12/11/2012 - 13:00
Authors Philip Pullman, childrens laureate Julia Donaldson, Malorie Blackman and Meg Rosoff are among those protesting about the news that the bulk of Newcastle's 18 libraries are to be closed or handed to community groups.
It has emerged...
Mon, 10/09/2012 - 08:18
Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson has warned that the UK is heading for a "less literate society", in an open letter urging the newly appointed culture secretary, Maria Miller, to show "leadership" and protect libraries on behalf of young readers.
Published in the...
Wed, 05/09/2012 - 08:30
Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson has spoken out in support of libraries, arguing that it is a "false economy" to close them down.
Donaldson is about to embark on a six-week nationwide tour of British libraries, beginning at John...
Wed, 29/08/2012 - 11:19
Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson will be showing her support for libraries and independent bookshops with a UK-wide tour this autumn.
The Gruffalo author will visit 35 libraries from Thurso to Cardiff on a six-week trip beginning on...
Wed, 07/03/2012 - 08:40
Little, Brown author Val McDermid has backed the role of publishers, as children's laureate Julia Donaldson spoke of her concern over the future of high street bookshops.
Speaking at the All Party Parliamentary Writers Group and All Party Parliamentary Publishers Group Author Dialogues Evening last night (6th March), organised by...
Thu, 01/12/2011 - 07:55
Oxford University Press Children's Books is to re-release stories written by children's laureate Julia Donaldson to help children who are learning to read grasp the subject of phonics.
The stories were originally published individually in 2006 as staple-bound tales for use in schools. The new OUP editions package the...
Thu, 17/11/2011 - 09:30
Children's laureate Julia Donaldson has welcomed yesterday's High Court ruling against library closures in Gloucestershire and Somerset as "the best news I’ve had all year".
In a statement given to Somerset group Watchet Library Friends, Donaldson hailed the ruling "a triumph for the all those committed...