Education Archive

MIND YOUR HEAD reveals mental health stats

87% of teenagers say they have experience some form of mental health issue Survey undertaken for teen mental health book MIND YOUR HEAD reveals shocking statistic   A survey undertaken by author Juno Dawson for her latest book MIND YOUR HEAD[1], reveals more shocking statistics on the unspoken problems caused by mental health issues in […]

Librarian love at the YLG Conference

We’re big fans of librarians at Hot Key Books. Books pretty much rock their world, and that’s our kind of person! Livs and I spent this weekend at the YLG Conference (that’s Youth Librarians Group to the uninitiated) in Durham. Back in London, word on the street was that we would have a pretty romantic time, […]

Write Ideas – An Evening at Platform Islington

Last Tuesday I had the pleasure of hosting a talk on working in Editorial as part of Platform Islington‘s ‘Write Ideas’, an author-led storymaking project for young people. I wasn’t sure how many people would be there as attendance is designed to be casual, so Sanne, Monique and I were very pleasantly surprised to find a […]

Creative Access Masterclass at The House of Lords

Today’s blog post is written by our intern, Monique who was recruited through the organisation Creative Access. She talks about a recent Masterclass she attended at the House of Lords where guest speakers highlighted how important the creative sector is to the UK economy. As part of my Creative Access internship at Hot Key Books, […]

Write Ideas Piece #2: Daughter of Reprisal

Today’s young writer is Niqi Simmons, who also participated in the Platform/Lift Write Ideas program. Niqi, age 15, attends Islington Arts and Media School, where he enjoys English, Spanish and P.E. He wants be a published author one day.  He has so many ideas, but this is the first novel he’s endeavored to put on […]

Write Ideas Piece #1: HOME

Today we’re bringing you the first of several pieces of  writing from teens who participated in the Write Ideas program. Click on the links for more about Write Ideas and Platform/Lift. Morgan McManus-Lee, age 16, currently studies her GCSE’s at Highbury Fields School. She is really interested in poetry and magazines. She has an addiction […]

The pen is mightier than the mobile

This year, we have been working closely with the fantastic Platform youth hub in Islington, building an author-led creative writing programme for young people aged 13 to 19 called Write Ideas, which runs every Tuesday evening in term time. Two fabulous authors, Sarah Mussi and Sara Grant, have helped the young authors along their journey […]

Public/Private: how both sectors can learn from each other

Amy’s inspirational post yesterday describing her move into children’s publishing from the education sector has got us all thinking about the pros and cons of working in the public and private sectors and how they can learn from each other. I have had the benefit of working for both sectors, moving from publishing to the […]

Guest Blog by People Doing Things about Literacy

Hello from another newbie It’s all dead exciting this, innit? What’s not to like about a brand new publishing company bringing lots of lovely new books into the world? But Hot Key aren’t the only ones doing exciting new things. Award-winning children’s authors, Barry Hutchison (that’s me!) and Tommy Donbavand, have just launched a brand […]


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