Tag Archives: Secondary

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 [...]

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 [...]

UKLA & Little Rebel Children’s Book Award winners

Little Rebels Children’s Book Award Freedom by Catherine Johnson, a short historical novel about slavery, was announced as the winner [...]

Award-winning young adult fiction

Both the sales and publication of YA books are in decline at the moment and many YA books are being cancelled or withdrawn by publishers. (& [...]

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 [...]

Shortlist for Branford Boase Award

The shortlist for the 2019 Branford Boase Award was announced yesterday.  The Branford Boase Award identifies outstanding authors at the st [...]

CLiPPA & Foyle Young Poets Award

CLiPPA (Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award) celebrates poetry that has been published for children in the UK and the shortlist for [...]

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 [...]

Shortlisted books for the UKLA Book Awards 2019

The shortlists for the UKLA book awards were revealed this morning. The UKLA book awards are judged entirely by teachers, who are looking t [...]
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