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Michael Rosen unveils the hilarious books on the Lollies Awards 2020 shortlist

Discover the 12 books that have been nominated this year, including titles by David Walliams, Sophy Henn and Greg James and Chris Smith.

Patrice Lawrence, Chitra Soundar and more stars join BookTrust Represents' first training events

BookTrust Represents announces the details of its first ever training events for writers and illustrators of colour, to be held in Bradford and London in September 2019.

Sainsbury's Children's Book Awards unveils 2019 shortlist in fiercest competition yet

Discover the shortlist for the 2019 Sainsbury's Children's Book Awards, celebrating brilliant titles across five categories.

Cressida Cowell announced as new Waterstones Children’s Laureate

Cressida Cowell, the international bestselling author and illustrator of the How to Train Your Dragon and The Wizards of Once series and the author of the Emily Brown picture books, has today been crowned the Waterstones Children’s Laureate 2019–2021.

Patronus art auction for BookTrust kicks off celebrations marking 20 years of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Bloomsbury – the home of Harry Potter books in the UK– has joined forces with BookTrust to mark 20 years of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban with a thrilling event that celebrates the Patronus Charm in all of its magical forms.

BookTrust Storytime Prize shortlist unveiled in search for best book for sharing

Discover which seven titles have made it on to the first ever BookTrust Storytime Prize shortlist - an award which aims to find the best book for sharing with little ones.

Parents swap books for tech at bedtime, new BookTrust research discovers

Find out how BookTrust hopes their new Pyjamarama campaign will help to give every child a bedtime story.

Sarah McIntyre gets school kids bubbling with creativity

Sarah McIntyre meets over 300 schoolchildren when she visits Newtownards and Belfast with BookTrust and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

New Bookstart Dechrau Da titles announced for 2019

From May 2019, Bookstart Dechrau Da Baby and Early Years packs will be sent out across Wales with an exciting new selection books, including Helen Oxenbury’s Bouncing Babies and Julia Donaldson’s Sanau Cadno / Fox’s Socks.

BookTrust teams up with Cyberjammies for Pyjamarama

Online retailer Cyberjammies will be donating money from each pair of pyjamas sold on their website to BookTrust for a month.

Jan Pienkowski honoured with BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award

Jan Pieńkowski, the award-winning Polish-born author and illustrator, famous for his iconic Meg and Mog books, has been awarded the 2019 BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award.

Children explore 'The Cave' with Time to Read 2019

This September we'll be giving out 700,000 copies of 'The Cave' to Reception-aged children in England as part of our annual Time to Read campaign.

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