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9 March 2018

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Top Ten Volunteer Reads 2018

We’re excited to announce this year’s Top Ten Volunteer Reads list – a stunning collection of the very best in YA for 2018.

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25 April 2018

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Guest Post: Interview with CHCC YA Fest authors Katharine and Elizabeth Corr

Katherine and Elizabeth Corr will be appearing at CHCC YA Fest on Sunday 13th May. Find out more and book your tickets now.

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18 October 2017

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Man Booker 2017: Lincoln in the Bardo wins the prize

Last night the winner of the Man Booker 2017 prize was announced as Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders.

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11 October 2017

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Man Booker 2017: About Fiona Mozley

Fiona Mozley is the youngest writer on the Man Booker shortlist, and admits she often gets distracted by Facebook, Twitter and fantasy football

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22 September 2017

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Banned Books Week 2017: Our Top Picks

24-30 September is Banned Books Week. Take a look at our favourite YA books that have been banned in schools and libraries around the world.

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4 September 2017

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Man Booker 2017: About Zadie Smith

Zadie Smith was offered a publishing deal for her first novel when she was just 21. Her latest book, Swing Time, is on the Man Booker 2017 longlist.

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30 August 2017

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Man Booker 2017: Exit West and Books About the Refugee Experience

Books on the Man Booker longlist often deal with current world events. Inspired by Exit West, we’ve chosen four more books to read based on the refugee experience

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16 August 2017

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Guest post: Songs from The Otherlife by Julia Gray

Julia Gray, author of The Otherlife, takes us through the songs that mean the most to her characters

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14 August 2017

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Shelf Help: Beating loneliness over the school holidays

You might have been counting down the days until the end of term all year, but now the holidays are here now feel cut off from your friends. It’s not just you: more than half of young people feel lonely and isolated when they’re away from school or college.

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14 August 2017

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Shelf Help: Bullying

The start of a new term can feel intimidating, especially if you’re worried about bullying. Our Reading Well for Young People booklist can help.

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