for writers and readers….

Nine year old becomes one of the UK’s youngest published authors

London schoolgirl Isabel Harris has become one of the UK’s youngest published authors after winning a nationwide competition to write a picture book about animals. Book People’s Bedtime Story competition … Continue reading

May 29, 2017 · 3 Comments

Never write down to children – E.B. White author of Charlotte’s Web QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Anyone who writes down to children is simply wasting his time. You have to write up, not down. Children are demanding. They are the most attentive, curious, eager, observant, sensitive, … Continue reading

March 26, 2017 · 5 Comments

A fairy tale writing competition for unpublished authors who want to write for children

Have you always wanted to re-write a classic fairy tale? Perhaps you would you like Sleeping Beauty to be a little less passive or feel that Gretel should be given … Continue reading

March 13, 2017 · 19 Comments

Children’s Book Writing Competition

Gransnet – the slightly creaky older version of Mumsnet – is out to discover a new children’s author. The competition They are looking for books for  children aged between 3 … Continue reading

June 2, 2016 · 4 Comments

A book that shouldn’t be on your Christmas list

The publishers of Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer have been forced to apologise because of its sexist content.  Although I haven’t seen a copy myself,  I gather that … Continue reading

November 27, 2014 · 3 Comments

What book makes you happy?

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays in the UK. Children can sign up at their local library, then read six library books of their … Continue reading

September 26, 2014 · 4 Comments