Indie book awards

Independent booksellers have awarded The Girl Who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson (Usborne) the Children's Fiction award for the Books are My Bag award. Don't Worry, Little Crab by Chris Haughton (Walker Books) won the Picture Book category.

26/06/2020Indie book awards

CILIP letter promoting school librarians

CILIP has created a letter to support those whose schools do not have a professional school librarian, which you can download here and send to a head teacher, senior leader or school governor.

23/06/2020CILIP letter promoting school librarians

Carnegie & Greenaway winners announced

Anthony McGowan has won the Carnegie Medal for Lark (Barrington Stoke) while the Kate Greenaway Medal has gone to Shaun Tan for Tales from the Inner City (Walker Books), which he wrote and illustrated.

18/06/2020Carnegie & Greenaway winners announced

Free online writing conference for young people

Don't forget to sign up for StoryCon - the free, annual creative writing and illustration online conference for young people in Scotland, Thursday 18 to Friday 19 June, organised by Scottish Booktrust.

16/06/2020Free online writing conference for young people

Edinburgh 2020 Book Festival to go digital

The Edinburgh International Book Festival will be offering a range of events online, replacing its traditional book festival from Saturday 15th to Monday 31st August.

16/06/2020Edinburgh 2020 Book Festival to go digital

Puffin Festival highlights available online

Last week's Puffin Festival of Big Dreams - a seven-day digital festival - saw 250,000 visits, and now you can watch the festival highlights online.

16/06/2020Puffin Festival highlights available online

YALC postponed to 2021

The YA Literature Convention (YALC) organisers have announced that the event will be postponed to 23rd - 25th July 2021, running alongside next year's London Film & Comic Con.

04/06/2020YALC postponed to 2021

Barnes Children's Literature Festival goes virtual

Enjoy a host of free author events as the Barnes Children's Literature Festival goes online, Tuesday 9th to Sunday 14th June, including authors Cressida Cowell, Lauren Child, Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Chris Riddell and Axel Scheffler.

04/06/2020Barnes Children's Literature Festival goes virtual

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