Book Riot has a round-up of five great British books to look out for in the US this month.

Red’s literary editor, Sarra Manning, writes of the book that made her laugh and cry on public transport.

Excerpted on the Pool this week is the truly excellent Anatomy of a Scandal, out on Thursday in the UK and on 23rd January in the US.

The Huffington Post rounds up the kids’ books you’ll be able to get for £1 or £2.50 on today’s World Book Day.

Star in the Jar by Sam Kay is a warm-hearted tale which explores the wonders of the night sky. It’s a magical story of loss and sibling love, according to one review in the Guardian, where it’s the Children’s Book of the Week.

Independent publisher Pikku is hoping to remind children about the importance of libraries with a new picture book about Andrew Carnegie, who funded more than 600 libraries in the UK and Ireland.

And in more (for once) good library news, Illustrator Lane Smith and author Ruta Sepetys, winners of the 2017 Carnegie and Kate Greenaway children’s book awards, are to jointly donate £1,000 to North Kensington Library, the closest library to Grenfell Tower.

In today’s episode of Guardian Books, Jonathan Safran Foer introduces his favourite short story, The Bees, Part 1 is by Aleksandar Hemon.

The Bookseller argues that, when innovating in publishing, we must always ask why.