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
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.
To travel the world is the dream. But to see all the famous hot spots and icons around the world from your comfy lounge room chair is a pretty great second best. If you need to sate the wanderlust of a future traveler we've put together a fun list of books that will have your child experiencing the sights of the Eiffel tower right through to a circus in Russia! READ MORE
Stories set in another time and place can be like time travel. The exciting characters and foreign places can transport you and suck you right into a book's pages. It's also great to learn about important milestones that have shaped the world we live in today. We've picked 5 immersing kids historical fiction titles that you'll have trouble pulling your child away from. READ MORE
Stephen Michael King is an Australian illustrator, and most recently illustrator of Whatcha Building, alongside superstar author, Andrew Daddo. Stephen explains how he brought the images in Whatcha Building from concept to reality to print. READ MORE
There's something inherently funny about particular bodily functions that make a toot-ish sound. To kids especially, they're absolutely hilarious. But we're all big kids at heart! If you're being perfectly honest you've probably cracked a smile at a fart joke. There's a reason there's a multitude of fart jokes lingering and an array of Father's Day cards wafting through the stores plastered in fart humour. If you're ready to unleash all the laughter onto your little giggle monsters, give one of these a go! Or maybe gift one to Dad this Father's Day ... READ MORE