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Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards 2020 Winners Announced

Sainsbury's have announced the 2020 winners of their prestigious Children's Book Awards.

BookTrust Represents and Waterstones Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell team up to promote authors and illustrators of colour with #PassThePen

Find out more about the #PassThePen campaign, which will see high-profile authors and illustrators handing over their Instagram accounts to emerging creators of colour.

Elmer and Mr Benn creator David McKee wins BookTrust's Lifetime Achievement Award

The author and illustrator behind much-loved favourites like Elmer and Not Now, Bernard has been recognised for his incredible body of work.

BookTrust launches Time to Read campaign to help 740,000 children start school

Find out more about BookTrust's 2020 Time to Read campaign, which will reach 740,000 children across England and Northern Ireland.

Smriti Halls named as BookTrust's new Writer in Residence

Smriti will be exploring how to bring books to life and how stories can help children through difficult times during her six-month residency.

Reading is Magic Festival: Discover the all-star line-up of authors and illustrators joining Cressida Cowell

Find out which brilliant authors and illustrators will be joining Waterstones Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell for this online celebration of books, reading and creativity.

Pride of Rotherham: Ed Vere paints stunning new mural for Clifton Park and Museum

Visitors to Clifton Park Museum will soon be greeted by a new mural of Leonard, the kind and courageous lion created by award-winning children’s author and illustrator Ed Vere.

BookTrust gifts over 235,000 books to children across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to help families impacted by lockdown

The UK’s largest children’s reading charity has been helping families across the country to engage with books and storytelling during the Covid-19 pandemic, offering support, advice and free books to disadvantaged families who have been hardest hit by lockdown.

BookTrust NI's care package initiative delivers 20,000 free books to families during lockdown

Lockdown has been a challenging time for families and has limited many children’s access to education. BookTrust NI has joined forces with local partners to get resources of books and packs to families on the ground

Reading Together Day: Ambassadors and schedule highlights announced for 16 July 2020

The Reading Together Day (16 July) ambassadors and the shared schedule of events, delivered by 18 organisations across the publishing, books and education sectors, has been announced today.

Bath Festivals and Waterstones Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell go global with the launch of free online Reading is Magic Festival

Bath Festivals has today announced the launch of the Reading is Magic Festival for young people, bringing together UK and international festivals to create and deliver a free, inclusive and engaging digital schools and family programme.

"Creativity has never been more important": Waterstones Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell launches creative summer camp with all star line-up

Waterstones Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell and the best-selling author illustrator of the How to Train Your Dragon and Wizards of Once series, has today announced a week of ‘Summer Camp’ activity celebrating children’s innate creativity and showcasing the enormous wealth of talent across the UK.

Bookstart founder and children's books pioneer Wendy Cooling dies

BookTrust remembers Wendy Cooling, a children's book pioneer who founded the flagship programme Bookstart.

Minister confirms funding for BookTrust’s Bookstart programme in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Education Minister Peter Weir has announced that an initiative to encourage parents to read with their babies and young children is to be part-funded by the Department of Education.

BookTrust selects The Runaway Pea for 2020 Time to Read campaign

Over 750,000 copies of Kjartan Poskitt and Alex Willmore's hilarious picture book will be given out to reception children during the Autumn term

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