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 [...]

Young writers are keen readers

We’re just back from our annual week at Moniack Mhor, Scotland ‘s Writers’ Centre, with this year’s cohort of Pushkin Prize-winners – all in their first and second [...]

The Bologna Children’s Book Fair

We’re just back from this annual trade fair – a gathering of people from all over the world who work in some way with books for young people. So, walking the long rows of colourful [...]

First Aid covers

It’s 10 years today since Lari Don’s first novel – First Aid for Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts – hit the shelves in bookshops and libraries. Here it is in its various [...]

Diana Hendry – More adventures for the Coggin family!

Diana Hendry really is a writer for all ages – poet and short story writer for adults, picture book writer for wee ones, YA writer for older teens and, of course, award-winning writer of [...]

Vivian French – awarded the 2018 Outstanding Achievement Award

Scottish Book Trust’s Outstanding Achievement Award 2018 has been awarded to Vivian French to mark the vast range of activities in which she’s involved throughout the UK, in addition [...]

Sue Purkiss – and the delights of school visits

There are a fair number of no-so-happy stories circulating about author visits in schools, so here’s an entirely positive story for World Book Day, largely celebrated in schools who value [...]

It’s World Book Day!

Every day is World Book Day here at Fraser Ross Associates – but today is a big celebration in schools and libraries throughout the UK. Events may have been curtailed by the weather, but [...]

No horns!

Lari Don, author of the Fabled Beasts Chronicles and the Spellchasers trilogy, is well known as a traditional storyteller. She’s like a magpie – constantly on the look-out for [...]

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