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The Matilda Children’s Literature Prize and the Magic of Storytelling with Publisher, Lisa Berryman

Storytelling is at the heart of everything we do at HarperCollins Children’s Books, be it creating beautiful picture books for very young children, books with more accessible text for those who are learning how to read, or page-turning books for children who are more confident readers, we know the power of a good story. And in a world where kids are surrounded by the temptations of the digital world, we know that the very best books will attract the attention of our young audience. READ MORE

Win a complete set of the Stella Montgomery series!

The Sunday Telegraph and HarperCollins Children's Books are giving you the chance to win all three books in the Stella Montgomery series (Withering by Sea, Wormwood Mire and Wakestone Hall) by author Judith Rossell. Eleven-year-old orphan Stella leads a miserable life with her three dreadful Aunts. But one night, she sees something she shouldn’t have and sets forth on an adventure more terrifying and more wonderful than she could ever have hoped for. For your chance to win, tell us in 25 words or less what your idea of the ultimate adventure would be and why? Competition has now finished, winners will be notified by email. 

Books to share with new dads

Child reading with dad

Father's Day is a very special day on the calendar. We've selected a few beautiful, uplifting and inspiring stories to help you celebrate the wonder and complexity of fatherhood - you might be a new father yourself, or be helping a friend gain confidence in fatherhood, or you might even be a newly minted grandpa! However 'new fatherhood' applies to you, we hope you find something on this list to guide you or make you smile. READ MORE

Books to share with new mums

Mother and child

Mother's Day is a very special day on the calendar. We've selected a few beautiful, uplifting and inspiring stories to help you celebrate the wonder and complexity of motherhood - you might be a new mother yourself, or be helping a friend gain confidence in motherhood, or you might even be a newly minted grandma! However 'new motherhood' applies to you, we hope you find something on this list to guide you or make you smile. READ MORE

How Amie Kaufman turned her visit to Iceland into a fantasy novel for young readers

Christopher Tovo, Amie Kaufman Writing Process

Amie Kaufman is a New York Times and internationally bestselling author of young adult and middle grade fiction, including Unearthed and the Starbound trilogy with Meagan Spooner and the Illuminae Files with Jay Kristoff. Elementals: Ice Wolves is the first book in this exciting new middle grade series, so we asked Amie to shed some light on her writing process. It turns out that her research involves meeting real wolves, searching for magical items, and standing perilously close to icy rivers! READ MORE

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