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Leader of the pack

As Hachette UK releases its first Ethnicity Pay Gap report, Philip Jones reflects on the book trade's latest efforts to hire and publish inclusively.... Read more

Finding a home for everyone

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

BookTrust and CLPE report small improvements for representation in children's books

Representation in children’s books is still not reflective of society, according to reading charity BookTrust and the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE).... Read more

Elmer creator McKee wins BookTrust's Lifetime Achievement Award

Author and illustrator David McKee has won BookTrust's annual Lifetime Achievement Award for his 'incredible' contribution to children's books. Read more

Halls made BookTrust writer in residence

Children's author Smriti Halls has been appointed writer in residence for reading charity BookTrust, succeeding Ed Vere. Read more

BookTrust hands out 237,000 books during lockdown

Children's reading charity BookTrust says it has handed out more than 237,000 free books to help families hit by the Covid-19 lockdown. Read more

Cowell launches BookTrust Home Time for children during school closures

Waterstones Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell has launched a digital hub with reading charity BookTrust to keep youngsters busy while schools are closed. Read more

PA urges political parties to commit to axing 'unfair' reading tax

Trade bodies, including the Publishers Association (PA), have sent a letter to the political parties ahead of the release of their election manifestos calling for... Read more

Calls for trade to tackle 'shocking' lack of black British male children's writers

More needs to be done to address the “shocking” lack of black British men writing and illustrating books for children, leading trade figures have said.... Read more

BookTrust to deliver 700,000 free books to schools as Time to Read campaign kicks off

BookTrust will deliver 700,000 free books to every school starter as part of the annual Time to Read campaign this week.  Read more

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