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Verse novels lead the way as Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal shortlists are unveiled

Discover which authors have been nominated for the 2019 Carnegie Medal, and which illustrators have been recognised in this year's Kate Greenaway Medal shortlist.

‘Windows are the new mirrors’: Candy Gourlay takes the reins as new BookTrust Writer in Residence

Award-winning children’s author Candy Gourlay has been appointed the new online Writer in Residence for BookTrust.

The Boy at the Back of the Class and The Colours of History win 2019 Blue Peter Book Awards

Uncovering the mysteries of colour and tales of finding your place in the world top the list for Best Book with Facts and Best Story prize.

Poetry and big issues take the lead in children's books as Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medals announce 2019 longlists

Discover which 20 authors have been longlisted for the prestigious Carnegie Medal, and which 20 illustrators could be winning the Kate Greenaway Medal.

Funny children's books are celebrated as the Lollies 2018 winners are unveiled

Discover which three titles won the 2018 Lollies Awards - a celebration of funny books, voted for by children.

Jump into your PJs with BookTrust

BookTrust launches its brand-new nationwide Pyjamarama campaign to give every child a bedtime story, with the help of some of your favourite children's characters - Matilda, Horrid Henry, Tracy Beaker and Ben and Holly.

On the Same Page – early book sharing across health, education and the arts

BookTrust in Northern Ireland unveils details of their conference to be held at the Crescent Arts Centre Belfast on Tuesday 5 March 2019.

Minister for Education launches new programme to boost speaking and listening skills for 10,000 nursery children

Resources supporting oracy skills will be sent to children aged 3-4 across Wales as part of a new Welsh Government funded programme.

Winners announced for the first international Lauren Child Poetry Illustration Prize

Here are the finalists of the first international Lauren Child Poetry Illustration Prize, set up by the Children's Laureate, that celebrates the very best young illustrators.

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