Element In The Room named one of Guardian’s best stocking-filler books

Helen Arney and Steve Mould’s hilarious new book The Element In The Room, the first offering from their comedy-science troupe Festival of the Spoken Nerd, has been named one of the Guardian’s best stocking-fillers of 2017. See what the Guardian had to say about

The Element in the Room cover

A gem from the LBA archive

This letter was sent by Esther Rantzen in 1994 to the young winner of a Childline writing competition – one Rebecca Cobb, now the award-winning creator of picture books such as AUNT AMELIA, LUNCHTIME and MISSING MUMMY! Sadly, Rebecca’s winning

Rebecca Cobb Esther Rantzen Childline letter

Karen Swan dominates the bestseller lists

Karen Swan’s brilliant new novel The Christmas Secret will once again be taking the Number 3 spot in this coming weekend’s Sunday Times paperback fiction chart, in addition to securing Number 8 in the Canadian Globe paperback bestseller list for the second week in

The Christmas Secret cover

The Good Mother by Karen Osman is No.1 for Amazon Australia

Huge congratulations to Karen Osman, whose debut novel The Good Mother took the Number 1 spot on Amazon Australia’s bestsellers chart yesterday.

The Good Mother cover

Karen Swan’s The Christmas Secret at No. 3

Huge congratulations to Karen Swan, whose brilliant new novel The Christmas Secret will take the Number 3 spot in this Sunday’s paperback bestsellers list. Fantastic news!

The Christmas Secret cover

Karen Swan takes No. 4 spot

Huge congratulations to Karen Swan, whose latest novel The Christmas Secret has taken the Number 4 spot in this week’s Sunday Times paperback bestsellers list. Well done Karen!

The Christmas Secret cover

Nightingale Wood picked for Amazon’s Best Books of the Year round-up

Congratulations to Lucy Strange, whose phenomenal debut children’s novel The Secret of Nightingale Wood has been selected as one of Amazon.com’s Best Books of the Year. This comes after Nightingale Wood was named a Book of the Month for Amazon.com in November,

Secret of Nightingale Wood US cover

Another week, another clutch of prizes for Nibbles

Congratulations to Emma Yarlett on a prize-winning week! First, NIBBLES THE BOOK MONSTER won the Oxfordshire Book Awards picture book category, and much cake was had in celebration. Then NIBBLES won the picture book category at the Sheffield Book Awards


Heidi Swain is a Sunday Times Bestselling Author!

Huge congratulations to Heidi Swain, whose brilliant festive novel Sleigh Rides and Silver Bells at the Christmas Fair took the Number 5 spot in yesterday’s Sunday Times Paperback Fiction bestsellers list. Well done Heidi!

Sleigh Rides and Silver Bells at the Christmas Fair

The Secret of Nightingale Wood named Amazon.com’s Best Book of the Month

The Secret of Nightingale Wood by Lucy Strange has been named by Amazon.com as one of their Best Books of the Month for November in the children’s ages 9-12 category. This is fantastic news, congratulations Lucy!

2017.11 Amazon Best Books of the Month - Lucy Strange