Transform your holiday driving from hell to heaven by listening to some fantastic stories in the car – the Book Doctor recommends the best audio books to entertain the whole family this summer
Paula Cocozza: The Phoenix is a phenomenon: a beautiful, enjoyably silly story magazine for girls and boys and the longest-lasting new launch in the market in decades
How can I survive the summer without Skyrim and Assassin's Creed? The Book Doctor recommends great fantasy books for the beach to a game obsessed 12-year-old
Fans of Alan Garner will find themselves on familiar territory with Eastham's powerful new thriller, writes Tony Bradman
The children's laureate on why she set up the first ever young adult literature convention (YALC) to celebrate teen books and prove once and for all that reading is deeply cool
The books interview: the award-winning author tells Alison Flood about sex, censorship and touring with a security guard
YOUR REVIEWS: Keep your ears open, we've got an audio review this week, as well as a psychological thriller, a brave dog, a ballet book and a diary of a middle school coward!
John Dugdale: JK Rowling has offered readers a glimpse of the boy wizard on the cusp of turning 34, but she is far from the first author to return to a young character once they've grown up
Author, with late wife Janet, of The Jolly Postman and Burglar Bill says the Amazon tag attached to it is 'unacceptable'
Just how do authors reimagine famous characters from Doctor Who to Sherlock Holmes to James Bond? Marcus Sedgwick on the challenges and sheer unadulterated terror of regenerating the Doctor in book form
JK Rowling, writing as gossip columnist 'Rita Skeeter' for the Pottermore site, exposes his first grey hairs and Ron Weasley's now-thinning thatch
David Walliams, writer: 'I didn't want to start using the word transvestite in a book for eight-year-olds'
Despite its 1970s setting, Freaky Friday has continued to entertain readers into the 21st century
Julia Donaldson is Britain's bestselling author, beating even JK Rowling, and The Gruffalo has won the hearts of children around the world. Unveiling her latest character, the former songwriter talks to Clare Dwyer Hogg about unlikely success, losing a son – and why she's like the mouse in her most famous story