Archive: Jul 2014

The stunning new WWI novel from Michael Morpurgo

May, 1915. Alfie and his fisherman father find a girl on an uninhabited island in the Scillies – injured, thirsty, lost… and with absolutely no memory of who she is, or how she came to be there. She can say only one word: Lucy. Where has she come from? Is… Read More

Pass it on!

Today is the launch of The Summer Reading Challenge, an initiative which encourages children aged 4 to 11 to read six books during the long summer holiday through their local library. This year thousands of children will be inspired to share their love of reading by recommending or passing on… Read More
Michael Morpurgo with War Horse Cover

Michael Morpurgo talks to Oscar Pearson

Michael Morpurgo talks to Oscar Pearson about War Horse, working with Steven Spielberg, early life, and Harry Potter. Chat Life hosts guests in film, presenting, writing, comedy and more, offering original discussion. Tweet this interview link before 31 July for a chance of a signed hardback of his famous book… Read More

The Booktrust Best Book Awards 2014

The Booktrust Best Book Awards with Amazon Kindle featured over 300 school children, 24 shortlisted works, six winners and one Best Books Bash. The event, hosted by TV presenter Mel Giedroyc, rewarded the best and most-loved books for children aged 5-14 years-old, as voted by schools who registered. Booktrust President… Read More