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Reading Music #2 – THIS BOOK IS GAY

This month to celebrate the publication of a very important (and VERY colourful) book, THIS BOOK IS GAY by James Dawson we asked you what you would like to listen along to while you read it. We steered well clear of any stereotypes (ahem) and went for songs like Biology by Girls Aloud, A Little Respect […]

September Book Club Pick: HOLES

It’s autumn, summer is over, school is back and everyone is sad. Except me, I’m not sad at all, in fact I’m really excited because this month it’s my turn to pick a book to discuss in the next Book Club! We’ve looked at a few books for older audiences recently so we thought we’d […]

Reading Music #1 – WE WERE LIARS

Sometimes it’s a certain scent, sometimes it’s the exact spot you were sitting, sometimes it’s a phrase. They’re all triggers that take you straight back to how you felt when you read THAT book. The one that you just couldn’t stop thinking about while you were reading it, the one that you just had to […]

Coming Soon: August

Today Jen (@jenlv), our Marketing Campaign Manager, tells you all about the books coming out this August! Find out more about our June titles, read a letter from the editor and buy the books: AS RED AS BLOOD by Salla Simukka THE ILLUSIONISTS by Laure Eve HEAP HOUSE by Edward Carey FOULSHAM by Edward Carey […]

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Summery Books

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! I don’t know about you guys, but for me summer holidays are all about sunbathing and reading – and reading as much as possible. My pre-summer holiday trip to a bookshop is one of my favourite times of year (lists compiled, shelves at home scoured, too much money spent). It’s […]

A Hot Key Field Trip to the New Foyles

Mondays. Bleurgh. Right? Well yes, usually. Except this Monday because not only did the lovely Jen start in the SPAM team, but we also went and saw THE BRAND NEW FOYLES. Cue lots (and lots) of squeeeee-ing. As book and bookshop lovers, we were obviously very excited as Rosi and Jen are demonstrating admirably. (Monique […]

You need to put a smile on the face of the child you were …

Today on the blog, the lovely Dawn McNiff author of the magical and moving LITTLE CELESTE talks about the best piece of writing advice she ever received, and how it inspired her to write a book that will put a smile on lots of children’s (and adults!) faces. Someone once said to me – ‘As […]

Through the Keyhole: April

Take a peek through the Keyhole to discover what we have coming up in April… Hot on the back of the announcement of PAPER AEROPLANES being shortlisted for the 2014 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, we are very excited to announce that Dawn O’Porter will be back in the UK touring her follow-up GOOSE over the […]

Heat up your Valentine’s…

Did you know, when we launched our first contest for Unlocked, we had so many wonderful submissions that we couldn’t just pick 1? We ended up with two Christmas winners and asked one of the runners-up to save her story for a Valentine’s release. And it’s here! Along with two more stories from writers from […]

All Our Money Goes on Books

  So much money has been spent in the past month, and so soon after Christmas!  We truly are obsessed. Nice to see so many inter-HKB recommendations.  I’ll see if I can get everyone talking about the same book next time via the power of ‘going on about stuff in the kitchenette area’.  My book […]

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