This annual celebration of reading, literacy and stories celebrates a quarter of a century of transforming lives through books
Roald Dahl’s Matilda is 30
Three special anniversary editions of the classic book are being published to celebrate 30 years of the magical Miss Wormwood
Children come in all colours – so why don’t their characters?
Only one per cent of children's books published in 2017 featured a black, Asian or minority ethnic character, research finds
Where are all the leading ladies?
Male characters are twice as likely to get a speaking role in picture books, new research finds
Why parents need bedtime stories too
A trip to see one of my favourite authors reminds me of the life changing power of stories, no matter your age
We love… libraries
Libraries gave us power - so use them wisely...
Could you help a child learn to love books?
Literacy charity Beanstalk is looking for volunteers to listen to children read
We love… Dolly Parton
How the country music queen is helping a million children learn to read
Why boys need books about girls
It's not just little girls who need strong leading ladies in their bedtime stories...
5 reasons why we love Bookstart
The national book gifting campaign is 25 years old
The magic of Mildred
Why The Worst Witch will always be my favourite schoolchild sorcerer
Mon premier livre Français
Why a book is the perfect holiday souvenir