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 [...]

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 [...]

They heard a distant splash…

‘A wave sped across the surface of the water and sloshed against Kenneth’s boots…’ Lari Don‘s latest picture book, published in Floris’s Traditional Scottish [...]

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 [...]

Red Squirrels – the research behind the story

Lynne Rickards is well known for her bestselling rhyming stories starring the gorgeous puffins, Lewis and Harris, and their even more gorgeous (and rather wayward) puffling, Skye. They’re [...]

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 [...]

The Reading for Pleasure Awards

Writers and illustrators who visit schools are invited to nominate those they have found particularly inspiring. The Reading for Pleasure Awards, established by The Society of Authors’ [...]

Yet more Trouble from Chris Higgins…

Chris Higgins features twice in the latest edition of Books for Keeps – there’s a terrific 4 star review here of her new book, Trouble at School (Books for Keeps reviewed Trouble Next [...]

More Trouble from Chris Higgins…

The second in Chris Higgins‘ brilliant and hilarious series about friends, Bella and Magda, is now out, published by Bloomsbury. Trouble at School is a fantastic follow-up to Trouble Next [...]