Book Riot has suggestions of songs to add to your Harry Potter playlist.

Hey Grandude!: Paul McCartney is writing a picture book, inspired by his experiences as a grandfather.

Headline is publishing a TV tie-in of Andrea Levy’s The Long Song, set on a sugar plantation in Jamaica in the dying days of slavery, to coincide with its adaptation for a three-part drama on BBC1.

Hodder & Stoughton is publishing Bedtime Stories for Stressed Out Adults – a collection of “soothing and consoling best loved stories and poems aimed to calm an anxious mind before sleep”.

From The Wife to Gone Girl: Amanda Craig picks out the best books about modern married life.

Prizes

The Carnegie medal, the UK’s oldest prize for children’s books, is to be restructured after a report into failings that left 2017’s award shortlist entirely white.

The shortlist is out for the Goldsmith Prize.

Submissions are open for the 2019 YA Prize.

Irish author John Boyne has scooped the Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award for his “sweeping, poignant and comedic odyssey” of post-war Ireland, The Heart’s Invisible Furies.

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