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BookTrust gives away over 50,000 copies of picture book My Pet Star to help families during lockdown
BookTrust is giving away free copies of the charming children’s book My Pet Star by Corrinne Averiss and Rosalind Beardshaw to libraries, foodbanks, children’s centres and refuge centres as part of its Pyjamarama campaign.
The shortlist for the annual BookTrust Storytime Prize is here. Now in its second year and managed in association with the CILIP Youth Libraries Group, the prize celebrates and promotes the best books for sharing with children.
Reading and traditional children’s activities surge in lockdown – but significant minority are at risk of falling behind
New research suggests that whilst many families are dealing with lockdown by taking part in new activities, a significant minority of families are struggling to engage with education and reading.
Today, we're excited to announce the extension of Cressida Cowell’s tenure as Waterstones Children’s Laureate by an additional 12 months. The bestselling author and illustrator of the How to Train Your Dragon and The Wizards of Once series will continue in the role until June 2022.
#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 BookTrust Home Time, a new hub of resources and activities for families while children are home from school.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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