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Children's books should be taken seriously, says Lauren Child

Lauren Child argues that children's books should be valued while speaking at the second BookTrust Annual Lecture in London.

Chris Riddell becomes BookTrust ambassador

Chris Riddell vows to help "transform lives by getting children and families reading" as he becomes a BookTrust ambassador.

Snap up special discounted theatre tickets to a showing of The Lorax

For a limited time only, here's the chance to grab some money-off tickets to a top performance of Dr Seuss' The Lorax at the Old Vic in London.

New research shows parents sideline story time for social media

UK mums and dads are spending nearly four times the amount of time (over 1.5 hours) engaging in screen time each day than they are reading with their children (25 mins), reveals our new survey.

Fabulous judges sign up for this year's Blue Peter Book Awards

Drivetime DJs Greg James and Chris Smith join an impressive judging panel for this year’s Blue Peter Book Awards.

New Writer in Residence Taran Matharu bridges gap between video games and reading

Taran Matharu, the New York Times bestselling children's writer and Wattpad sensation, well known for the Summoner series, has been appointed our new online Writer in Residence.

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