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#VOTE100BOOKS at the Hay Festivals

This is the list of books written by women selected for a series of debates being kicked off at the Hay Festival this weekend, and continuing at the Hay Festivals round the world. #VOTE100BOOKS [...]

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Megan (without an h) kicks off Girls FC!

The vagaries of children’s publishing mean that books come, and books go – it’s often hard to work out exactly why. But in the case of Helena Pielichaty‘s superb Girls FC [...]

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Granny Garbage… Joan Lennon’s creepiest creation yet?

Congratulations to Joan Lennon whose narrative poem, Granny Garbage, is published by Happenstance Press, with a launch this evening at the Lighthouse Bookshop in Edinburgh. If you miss [...]

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Lari Don’s blog tour – celebrating monsters

The Secret of the Loch Ness Monster by Lari Don, stunningly illustrated by Natasa Ilincic is already a runaway success just weeks after publication. It’s a gorgeous book, and, as one would [...]

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Books recommended for less robust readers aged 3 to 13

Beanstalk, the charity that recruits, trains and supports volunteers to provide one-to-one literacy support in early years settings and primary schools to children who have fallen behind with [...]

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Live Literature – a writer in residence for your school?

Yesterday we had the great news that L J MacWhirter, author of the captivating Black Snow Falling which will be published this summer by Scotland Street Press, has been accepted for registration [...]