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Five things we loved this week

Five things we loved this week

Posted on 22nd Jan, 2016 by Sally Campbell

Our literary round-up of the last seven days

How to cure a book hangover

How to cure a book hangover

Posted on 25th Apr, 2015 by Darran Stobbart

Ever finish a book and felt a longing for more? Read a book and found it difficult to let go? Bookseller Darran Stobbart offers hints and tips on how to get over a book hangover.

Behind the Scenes at The Waterstones Children’s Book Prize

We know the winners but what's it like going behind the scenes at the Waterstones Children's Book Prize? Bookseller Isabel Popple reveals all.

"How exciting to draw a pobble with no toes"

"How exciting to draw a pobble with no toes"

Posted on 2nd Oct, 2014 by Charlotte Voake

Today being National Poetry Day, illustrator Charlotte Voake tells us about the pleasures of reimagining Edward Lear’s nonsensical lands and characters for Julia Donaldson’s new story, The Further Adventures of The Owl and the Pussy-cat.

A closer look at the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal Shortlist

Isabel Popple takes a look at the  books shortlisted for this year's Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration.

2014 CILIP Carnegie medal and Kate Greenaway shortlists announced

Anne Fine is aiming for a hat trick as she is once again nominated for the Carnegie medal...

A poem about names - Julia Donaldson

Children's favourite Julia Donaldson grabbed us at the Cheltenham Literature Festival this afternoon to read us a very special poem, all about names...

Specsavers National Book Awards shortlists announced

The Specsavers National Book Awards 2013 shortlists have been announced - and the race is on for victory across the ten categories...