2018 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Longlists

While we were off enjoying half-term, the longlists for this year’s Carnegie and Kate Greenaway awards were announced; though these will become shortlists in just a few week’s time (15th March!), we thought we’d share them here so you can see which brilliant books made the cut at this point. The forty longlisted titles are… Read More 2018 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Longlists

Friday Reads Special: John Burningham & Helen Oxenbury!

Last week, we wrote about the delightful news from the Booktrust, who have given a Lifetime Achievement Award to husband and wife John Burningham and Helen Oxenbury. They have written and illustrated so many wonderful picture books over the years, and it is VERY hard to pick out any particular favourites, but a few are… Read More Friday Reads Special: John Burningham & Helen Oxenbury!

National Storytelling Week 2018

Established by The Society for Storytelling, National Storytelling Week is an annual celebration drawing attention the importance of oral storytelling for all ages, young and old. The SFS have lots of brilliant resources available on their website, but we’d also recommend looking at the hashtag on twitter because- as always!- the wider book and reading community have… Read More National Storytelling Week 2018

Merry Christmas & a Happy (book-filled) New Year!

There’s now just a weekend between us and ‘the big day’ and so we find ourselves here we are with the final installment of this year’s Book Advent. This month, we’ve recommended sixteen titles (the last four are below!) from a variety of genres, all of which we think are worthy of your time. If… Read More Merry Christmas & a Happy (book-filled) New Year!