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#UnitedByBooks: Leading children’s reading organisations, authors and illustrators come together to support families at home

Children’s reading organisations including BookTrust, Scottish BookTrust, Coram Beanstalk and Authorfy join forces to support families at home.

Waterstones Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell launches new BookTrust Home Time hub for families

Waterstones Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell launches BookTrust Home Time, a new hub of resources and activities for families while children are home from school.

Shortlists for 2020 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals announced

Today the eight-strong shortlists for the prestigious CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals, the UK’s oldest book awards for children and young people, are revealed.

Sharna Jackson inspires the next generation of authors in Bristol

Author Sharna Jackson visited pupils at two schools in Bristol as part of BookTrust Represents, talking about her debut novel High-Rise Mystery, the inspiration behind the characters and where she gets her ideas for stories from.

Our Pori Drwy Stori Celebration Winners!

On Friday February 28th the Pori Drwy Stori explorers went on an adventure to Newport to meet the amazing rhymers at St Andrews Primary School. Dewr Dafis and Aled Antur sang, rhymed and shared a story with the Reception children and their teachers to reward them for the creative work they’ve been doing with the Pori Drwy Stori Reception programme this year.

Author Dan Freedman talks knife crime, gang culture and sibling rivalry as part of his Northern Ireland school tour

This week Dan Freedman, football journalist and creator of the Jamie Johnson books (now television series), visited schools around Northern Ireland to get more children reading and writing.

Harry Potter wins Blue Peter Book Awards 20th Anniversary prize

This year, to celebrate 20 years of brilliant children’s books, Blue Peter asked the audience to vote for their favourite Blue Peter Book Award book from the last two decades.

Wildspark and Rise Up triumph to be crowned winners of the 2020 Blue Peter Book Awards

Taking the top spot of Best Book with Facts is Rise Up: Ordinary Kids with Extraordinary Stories by Amanda Li and illustrated by Amy Blackwell honoured with the Best Story is Wildspark by Vashti Hardy.

New BookTrust Illustrator in Residence Ed Vere is set to inspire with the power of pictures for children’s wellbeing

New York Times bestselling writer and illustrator of picture books Ed Vere is taking the reins as BookTrust’s Illustrator in Residence

The Big Welsh Rhyme Time 2020: What a week of rhyming fun!

Over 22,000 children in schools, nurseries, libraries and early years settings from across Wales took part in the Big Welsh Rhyme Time this year!

Blue Peter celebrates 20 years of favourite children’s books – time to pick a winner!

Blue Peter, in partnership with BookTrust, the UK’s largest children’s reading charity, will celebrate 20 years of brilliant children’s books by asking the audience to vote for their favourite Blue Peter Book Award winning title from the last two decades.

More than a quarter of a million school children experiencing literary poverty

BookTrust research has revealed that more than a quarter of a million school children are currently experiencing literary poverty

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