With the centenary of the first world war last month, it is fitting that the most-read book was Stay Where You Are and Then Leave by John Boyne, which chronicles the life of a boy whose father disappears during the conflict.
Is it your dream to write books? James Campbell is the author of the super funny Boyface series. Here he shares how he writes his books – and invites you to copy him! First thing: read lots...
Children's author Jon Walter put a lot of thought into the first line of his debut book, Close to the Wind. The process of writing it got him thinking: what are the best opening lines in children's and YA books? Here are his top 10 favourites.
Mystery, dystopia and horror; oh my! We have a particularly varied reviews round up this week: you guys put most readers to shame! Check out what our site members have been reading and reviewing lately.
The author of The Broken King, talks about how TH White's tale of an ordinary boy becoming a legend inspired his writing
The Moral Storytelling System produces a tale, following user preferences, which delivers a simple message using 'incredibly complex' calculations
Game of Thrones author, best known for the bloody adult saga, reissues The Ice Dragon – a story for young readers set in the same world
Author Tim Hall calls for the UK to reclaim its own Justice League with Robin Hood, King Arthur and Beowulf Holmes leading the force!
My Parents Open Carry aims to explain 'the right to bear arms and the growing practice of the open carry of a handgun'
The Scarecrow's Wedding, by the hugely popular Gruffalo author, attracts fierce criticism from parents fearing bad influence
No matter who they are, it’s not uncommon for children to feel weird or like an outcast at school. The Book Doctor recommends some fantastic, offbeat characters guaranteed to make a child feel great about being unique