Sweet Skies ‘Unputdownable’ Hilary McKay ‘Unusually atmospheric and convincing’ Sunday Times Book of the Week— a thrilling story about children fighting to survive in a war-torn city. For an interview with Robin
The Others is set at the beginning of the 20th century and follows a female astronomer who is trying to break into the “male scientific world” by discovering life on another planet.
The new Week Junior Awards in partnership with the Bookseller have been announced and it’s fantastic to see The Chestnut Roaster shortlisted for cover of the year.
Congratulations to Holly Ovenden our wonderful cover designer. The cover for The Chestnut Roaster won the Children’s 6-12 category at the British Cover Designer Awards.
Waterstones says ‘Spectacularly silly and utterly lovable, Moffatt’s madcap story about a boy on stilts enrolling at a school for giants is brimming with hilarious set-pieces and a whole lot of heart.’
521 illustrators from 47 countries and regions took part the international contest for “Italian Excellence. Illustrations for Italo Calvino”. The jury selected 30 illustrations that will make part of the exhibition, containing already published illustrations of Calvino’s works.
Wonderful to see The Sound of Everything shortlisted for the Jhalak Prize. It’s an intriguing and strong list that shows much variety and talent.
Fantastic to see The Sound of Everything by Rebecca Henry on this fine, fine longlist. Congratulations Rebecca!
The judges felt that the raw depiction of grief made this book stand out. Congratulations Richard, this a formidable achievement.
Congratulations to Richard Lambert and Rebecca Henry—it’s wonderful to see The Sound of Everything and The Wolf Road on the impressive list for the 2022 Carnegie.

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