The Birmingham Mail has three tips to help your children enjoy books.

The Gift of Books campaign encourages pupils to donate their favourite stories – at various drop-off points – with a note inside to say why they enjoyed it so much. The books will go to some of Manchester’s 40,000 kids who don’t own a single book.


Are you ready for World Book Day tomorrow? If you’re one of the “frazzled parents” scrambling to get ready for World Book Day, you might be thankful for the Bristol Post’s ridiculously easy last minute costumes.

I’ve rounded up notable books hot off the press in the last month. (If you want these posts at the beginning rather than the end of the month, you can become a Patreon supporter.)

And looking forward, Stylist has a list of March’s best new books.

Red rounds up its pick of 2018’s feminist books.

I’m conducting a poll over on Twitter, if you’d like to take part!

Lit Hub asks: will Ian M Banks’s bonkers space opera novels work on screen?

Inspired perhaps by this, the Guardian has a list of 10 best spaceships in fiction.

My publisher, Unbound, is going from strength to strength.

As editors desperately peg any and all coverage to World Book Day, Radio Times suggests 15 books to read before their TV adaptation airs in 2018, and the Evening Standard asks how many of its list of 20 classic books you have read.

A Burton community centre is in desperate need of books to help keep the building running for children and families to enjoy.

In Lancashire, get ready for the biggest Shakespeare book hunt of all time to mark the launch of Shakespeare Week.

David Olusoga, Maggie O’ Farrell and Nikesh Shukla are some of the authors on the line-up for the Bath Festival 2018.