THE MERCIES Longlisted for the Jhalak Prize 2021

9th March 2021

We’re thrilled to see THE MERCIES by Kiran Millwood Hargrave longlisted for the Jhalak Prize 2021. The prize seeks to celebrate a diverse range of books by British/British resident BAME authors. The shortlist will be announced 13th April.

This year Kiran will also be judging the Jhalak Children’s and Young Adult Prize. You can find out more about both prizes using the link below:

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Copies of FOOTBALL SCHOOL: 20 FANTASTIC FOOTBALL STORIES Distributed on World Book Day

3rd March 2021

Nearly 25,000 copies of Football School: 20 Fantastic Football Stories will be distributed by The National Literacy Trust and the Premier League. Children taking part in the Premier League Primary Stars education programme will each receive a free copy of the title by Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton. Football School: 20 Fantastic Football Stories is also part of World Book Day’s 2021 £1 books.

Football School: 20 Fantastic Football Stories authors, Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton will also be doing a live event on 4th March at 9:15am which you can join using the link below:

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1st March 2021

Robert Penn’s SLOW RISE is book of the week on BBC Radio 4 from the 1st-5th March. Adrian Scarborough will read Robert’s account of how, over the course of a year, he learns to plant, harvest, thresh and mill his own wheat, in order to bake bread for his family.

You can listen to the episodes and find out more using the link below:

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THE DEATHLESS GIRLS Longlisted for 2021 CILIP Carnegie Medal

18th February 2021

We’re so proud to see Kiran Millwood Hargrave’s beautiful THE DEATHLESS GIRLS longlisted for this year’s CILIP Carnegie Medal.

The shortlist will be announced 18th March.

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THE NIGHT HAWKS by Elly Griffiths #2 in Sunday Times Bestseller Chart

10th February 2021

We’re thrilled to see THE NIGHT HAWKS debut at the #2 spot in The Sunday Times Bestseller Chart. Huge congratulations to our wonderful Elly!

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Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton to Support NLT Wheres Wally? Weekender

4th February 2021

FOOTBALL SCHOOL authors, Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton, will be taking part in the National Literary Trust’s Where’s Wally? Weekender which will kick off on the 20th March.

The co-authors will don their Where’s Wally? costumes and run 10k in their local areas to raise awareness and help support the literacy of disadvantaged children. Click on the link below for more details of the event and for a chance to sign up!

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FEEL GREAT LOSE WEIGHT at #1 in UK Paperback Nonfiction List

8th January 2021

We’re thrilled to see FEEL GREAT LOSE WEIGHT by Dr Rangan Chatterjee at the top spot in this week’s UK Paperback Nonfiction List.

It’s more important than ever before that we get in shape, stay healthy and live well - Dr Chatterjee is back to show you how.

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HUMANKIND by Rutger Bregman Longlisted for Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction

28th October 2020

We are thrilled that HUMANKIND has been longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for excellence in nonfiction.

The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, established in 2012, recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. in the previous year and serve as a guide to help adults select quality reading material. They are the first single-book awards for adult books given by the American Library Association and reflect the expert judgment and insight of library professionals who work closely with adult readers.

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FOOTBALL SCHOOL Shortlisted for Sainsburys Childrens Book Awards 2020

22nd September 2020

FOOTBALL SCHOOL: THE ULTIMATE PUZZLE BOOK by Alex Bellos has been shortlisted for best activity book in this year’s Sainsbury’s Children’s Awards.

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THE SHADOW KING by Maaza Mengiste Shortlisted for The Booker Prize 2020

15th September 2020

Huge congratulations to the amazing Maaza whose book THE SHADOW KING has been shortlisted for The Booker Prize 2020.

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