Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2017

Post Image

The Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize celebrates the best books that communicate science to young people, and aims to inspire under 14’s to get stuck into science and build confidence in their reading. A shortlist of six fantastic books were chosen in May by a panel of adult judges from entries submitted by publishers. […]

read more

Discover the amazing world of life cycles with Look and Wonder!

Post Image

Introduce children to life cycles, a key part of KS1 science curriculum, while encouraging them to explore and enjoy the world around them. This blog post is based on the Look and Wonder series from Wayland – read on for fun activities and a chance to win a set of four books from the series! […]

read more

Judging the SLA Information Book Award

Post Image

by Jayne Gould As well as being the secretary of Ipswich Children’s Book Group, I am also a primary school librarian, and was a children’s bookseller during the 1980’s. Over the past 30 years, there have been huge changes in the development and publishing of information books.  When I started at the bookshop, from what […]

read more

Lots: a Competition and a Guest Blog by Nicola Davies

Post Image

by Nicola Davies What’s the most important thing on Earth, the thing that we simply couldn’t live without? (all those shouting ‘Great British Bake Off’ go to the bottom of the class) Is it water? Is it air? Is it food? Well, it’s true that we couldn’t live without those things, but what I have […]

read more

Welcome to National Non-Fiction November 2017: The World Around Us

Post Image

During the next 30 days we will be celebrating the wealth of beautiful information books available, and the joys of reading non-fiction for pleasure. This year we hope that some of the books encountered by young readers will encourage them to take a closer look at the world around them, to read and find out […]

read more

Chronicle Books: A History and Top 5s

Post Image

Longtime competitors in the US market, Chronicle Books, and New York–based publisher Abrams teamed up in 2010 to expand sales in the United Kingdom and Europe. The idea was to pool resources in order to better penetrate the illustrated book market in Europe and beyond, with English-language titles, particularly in key categories such as lifestyle, […]

read more

What is it about Vikings? by Lari Don

Post Image

I often ask, when I visit schools: “Who likes Vikings? Who wants to hear a Viking story?” And hands shoot up into the air. Kids love Vikings! Why? Why, unlike all the other invaders and traders who came to these shores, do Vikings get that enthusiastic welcome? I doubt I’d get the same reaction if […]

read more

Publishing Malala, A Guest Blog from Anna Barnes, PRH

Post Image

When I meet people for the first time and tell them that I am a picture book editor, I always get a small shiver of pride. I am so lucky to have a job that I love, that is a lot of fun, and that is important, to boot. As children’s publishers, we have a […]

read more

From Adult to Young Adult: A Guest Blog from CL Taylor

Post Image

An Insight into the Writing Process  I’m often asked whether I found it difficult, transitioning from writing adult psychological thrillers to writing young adult thrillers. The short – and possibly irritating–  answer is no!  When I started plotting The Treatment I approached it in the same way as one of my adult books – by […]

read more

Dinosaurs: A precursor to Non-Fiction November

Post Image

Aren’t the best stories always the ones you don’t even need to make up? When it comes to telling stories that engage and excite children, what could be more exciting than the history of the world and life on our planet? A mad English King who married six wives and created a new religion in […]

read more