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Books for Keeps 40th Anniversary

“The most important periodical in children’s books.” Philip Pullman

Books for Keeps is the UK’s leading, independent children’s book magazine. It was launched in 1980 and has been reviewing hundreds of new children’s books each year ever since, and publishing articles on every aspect of books for children. There are over 15,000 reviews on the website and more than 2,500 articles including interviews with the top children’s authors and illustrators. Recent interview subjects include Michael Rosen, Costa Children’s Book Award winner Jasbinder Bilan, illustrator Rob Biddulph and Elizabeth Laird.

Published bi-monthly, the magazine is free to all to read on your screen or mobile phone, though it can also be printed: find out more at and sign up to the newsletter to be alerted when each new issue is published.

In other news

Morrisons Little Library Book Exchange

The Open University’s Reading for Pleasure team have been working with Morrisons’ to shape a book donation initiative to encourage more children to read. Launching today, Morrisons’

Reading Newsletters

Adele Darlington from Leighfield Primary has been offering a Reading Newsletter for a while.

Do check out her sections to see how she lays it out and what she includes! Then make your own!

An opportunity to tempt parents as well as children!