Category Archives: Book news and events

Halloween is coming…

Halloween is in the air and here is a look at what resources are available for this celebration. The National Literacy Trust have published [...]

Creative writing & poetry competitions

If you are looking for competitions to inspire your students to do some creative writing or poetry, here are two options which are currently [...]

Libraries Week 2019 : podcasts & audio resources

We are currently celebrating Libraries Week and this year’s theme is the role of libraries in the digital world. Libraries often provide f [...]

Celebrating National Poetry Day with verse novels

It’s National Poetry Day today and we hope that you have all been busy writing or talking about poetry. One way of writing poetry is [...]

National Poetry Day – 3rd October 2019

Are you ready for National Poetry Day next week? It’s the 25th anniversary this year and the theme is Truth. On the National Poetry Day w [...]

Reflecting Realities Report

Reflecting Realities: Survey of Ethnic Representation within UK Children’s Literature 2018 was published this morning on CLPE’s webs [...]

Reflecting Realities : a new report on the way

In July 2018, CLPE published a report called Reflecting Realities, which showed that there was a significant need for better ethnic represe [...]

Cressida Cowell is the new Children’s Laureate

Congratulations to Cressida Cowell who was announced as the new Children’s Laureate this morning. Cressida has drawn up a very big Chi [...]

Poetry and truth

Everything All at Once by Steven Camden (AKA PolarBear) was announced as the winner of the annual poetry award yesterday at the National The [...]

Life outside of technology

BookTrust published some disturbing research this week, showing that a quarter of parents now use technology to give their children a bedtim [...]

Launch of Pen&inc. & Round Table Books

In 2017, only 4% of the children’s books published featured BAME characters and only 1% had a BAME main character. These were the al [...]

FCBG Conference 2019 : Opening Doors

The Federation of Children’s Book Groups held their annual conference over the weekend and I was delighted to be able to attend. It was an [...]
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