Blogs: childrens

  • From blog to bookshelf

    By Estelle Maskame

    Author at Black & White Publishing

    YA author Estelle Maskame shares her experience of going from writing on Watppad to publication with Scottish indie Black & White Publishing. Read more

  • Announcing the Oscar's

    By James Ashton

    Chairman at Oscar's Book Prize

    James Ashton reflects on the last few years of Oscar's Book Prize—and what he hopes to see submitted in 2019. Read more

  • Always look to the future

    By Vanessa Harbour

    Author at Firefly Press

    Vanessa Harbour shares how being disabled has allowed her to achieve her dream of being a writer.   Read more

  • Reflecting Realities: why so surprised? An open letter from a small press

    By Katrina Gutierrez

    Director of projects and communications at Lantana Publishing

    In light of the Reflecting Realities report, Katrina Gutierrez explains how the industry can better support small presses working to increase representation in children's books.... Read more

  • 'You don’t need to be a superhero to change the world'

    By Angie Thomas

    Author at Walker Books

    Author Angie Thomas on why she is "tired of talking about racism", but hopeful for the future. Read more

  • Why CLPE's Reflecting Realities project matters

    By Louise Johns-Shepherd

    Chief executive at Centre for Literacy in Primary Education

    The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education's chief executive explains why it is launching the UK's first survey of ethnic representation in children’s literature.... Read more

  • No Room on the Broom

    By Axel Scheffler

    Illustrator at

    Watch Axel Scheffler tackle Brexit in his acceptance speech for The British Book Awards' inaugural Illustrator of the Year Award. Read more

  • Finding a home for everyone

    By Diana Gerald

    C.e.o at BookTrust

    BookTrust's c.e.o Diana Gerald explains the challenges of finding books that appeal to children of every background. Read more

  • A family affair

    By Julia Eccleshare

    Children's director at British Library

    Julia Eccleshare, chair of the Branford Boase Award judging panel, shares what this year's submissions can tell us about current trends in children's fiction publishing.... Read more

  • Calm down everybody - it’s just World Book Day!

    By Ali Sparkes

    Author at OUP Children's

    Award winning children’s author Ali Sparkes reflects on ten years of World Book Day. Read more

  • Teach, first

    By Jenny Baldwin

    Founder at Shapes

    Shapes' Jenny Baldwin shares her advice on how publishers can work more effectively with schools. Read more

  • Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic

    By Emma Laws

    Frederick Warne curator of children’s literature at V&A Museum

    The V&A's Emma Laws examines A A Milne's creative partnership with illustrator E H Shepard as the V&A's "Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic" exhibition opens.... Read more

  • Growing a book tree

    By Anna Day

    Author at Chicken House

    Author Anna Day shares her experience of writing a book based on someone else's idea. Read more

  • Bringing the magic of Harry Potter to life

    By Caroline Carpenter

    Web editor at The Bookseller

    Acting children's editor and Harry Potter fan Caroline Carpenter gives her verdict on the British Library's new Harry Potter exhibition. Read more

  • Finding a balance on celebrity authors

    By Fiona Noble

    Children's previewer at The Bookseller

    Fiona Noble says celebrity and branded books can play a positive role in World Book Day, but publishing needs to invest in career authors.... Read more

15th February 2019

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Official Children's Chart

  1. 1.
    Bad Dad
    by David Walliams & Tony Ross
  2. 2.
    The Wonky Donkey
    by Craig Smith & Katz Cowley
  3. 3.
    The Getaway
    by Jeff Kinney
  4. 4.
    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
    by J K Rowling
  5. 5.
    The Meltdown
    by Jeff Kinney
  6. 6.
    A Pinch of Magic
    by Michelle Harrison
  7. 7.
    The Ice Monster
    by David Walliams & Tony Ross
  8. 8.
    by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler
  9. 9.
    The Midnight Gang
    by David Walliams & Tony Ross
  10. 10.
    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
    by J K Rowling

Jobs in Books

15th February 2019

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