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A Boy Called Ocean

It’s fantastic to be able to announce the arrival of a new novel for teenagers by Chris Higgins. The award-winning author of 32C, That’s Me, Pride and Penalties and He’s After [...]

Looking out to sea…

Chris Higgins‘ new novel – A Boy Called Ocean – is published this week by Hodder, and will be launched in Penzance before an audience of readers from schools all over Cornwall. [...]

Eilidh Muldoon’s new colouring book

Following the huge success of Eilidh’s wonderful colouring books – – Birlinn Books has published her latest – and this one introduces Charles Rennie Mackintosh. [...]

Hannah Foley and how she drew Billy Hippo

Scottish Book Trust has posted an interview with Exeter-based illustrator, Hannah Foley in which she reveals the story behind the story of How Billy Hippo Learned to Swim. Billy’s story is [...]

Volcanoes in the news…

Emily Dodd has written several books for the HarperCollins Big Cat series, and one, Volcanoes, may  prove useful when news bulletins are full of volcanic eruptions, most recently in Guatemala, [...]

#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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]