This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Costa Book Awards, one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the UK. The awards aims to showcase and celebrate the best of literature by writers living in the UK and Ireland. Nominations are submitted by publishers into five categories, and we’re excited to share the winners of each category below.
‘Tis’ the season to be gifting! With the festivities come family celebrations, games, food, more food, and of course gifts waiting under the tree.
Whether you’re shopping for 50 people or just one loved one, it’s becoming increasingly important to shop sustainably. Gift something that not only they will love, but that the planet will love too. Read our guide to sustainable gifting this Christmas and beyond.
This month, we’re sharing our top 10 contemporary black writers, with a focus on fiction authors. Black authors are under-represented in the world of publishing. In recent years, the literary world has made strides towards celebrating and supporting young black authors, though there is still much further to go to reach equality in literature.
We want to help discover black writers across genres and styles, uplifting unique voices and sharing fresh, new stories. Check out our picks for the top 10 contemporary black writers, and share your own favourites.
Our perceptions of the world and its cultures are influenced by the books we read. This makes books essential in reflecting a true society back to their readers. The absence of an inclusive range of characters and role models in books risks putting children from minority backgrounds off from the joy and love of reading.
We have a bunch of books featuring a diverse range of characters and real-life heroes that children can admire again and again. We also have some great books on how to treat everyone with kindness, no matter the race, religion, or gender. Check out our list of children’s books to educate on diversity.
Take our quiz to guess the authors from their silhouettes and clues! At World of Books, we’re celebrating under-recognised writers, authors, and historical figures as part of Black History Month. When you’re done, you can explore the works of these fantastic writers, as well as many others in our Black History Month Hub.
Can you guess who each author is? This is a tough one, so good luck, and don’t forget to let us know how you did!
It might feel like you blinked and summer was over, or perhaps you’ve been counting down the days for school to reopen! Whatever your situation, one thing for sure is that the kids need all our love and support this school year, as they navigate the next stage in their lives. To help you help them, we’ve compiled a selection of the best books to prepare your children for heading back to school.