Chris Higgins and Joe Holtaway

It was Joe Holtaway’s story that inspired Chris Higgins‘ latest novel for teenagers – A Boy Called Ocean. While he was surfing, Joe had been swept out to sea off the Cornwall [...]

Two new novels to delight Barry Hutchison fans

We’re celebrating the publication of two splendid new titles by Barry Hutchison – Spectre Collectors: A New York Nightmare, published by Nosy Crow, and Night of the Living Ted, [...]

Hannah Foley – award-winning writer and illustrator

We’re delighted that Hannah won the Kelpies Prize 2018 with her debut novel, The Lost Wizard of Nine Witches Wood. This means that it will be published in 2019 by Floris Books. Here she is [...]

Other book festivals are available

The Edinburgh International Book Festival kicks off today – and as it’s our local, we’re particularly excited about it. FRA writers and illustrators appear at the following [...]

The beginning – Black Snow Falling by L J MacWhirter

1543 – The Sleeping Lad Moonlight poured through the window above the candlemaker’s shop. Slumped asleep over a desk was a boy. His name was Jude. Scribbled notes were strewn all [...]

One happy author…

    We’re handing over today’s blog to Chris Higgins, who is just coming to the end of a month of events to celebrate publication of her latest teen novel, A Boy Called [...]

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. [...]

#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 [...]

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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