Cover reveal!

Coming in March 2019 from Barrington Stoke – the new novel from Tanya Landman, One Shot. And here’s the splendid jacket – revealed today.   Inspired by the remarkable story [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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