National Poetry Day is back this Thursday, and to celebrate the outstanding children’s poetry available, we’re offering special packs! But why is poetry important? Well, there are quite a few reasons. Poetry supports many other aspects of literacy, like grammar and punctuation. It also widens vocabulary, while also allowing children to get creative with the words […]

Well, we’ve been back at school for a little while now and the routine has no doubt begun to sink back in. But our friends over at BookTrust are ready to shake things up, especially for families with primary school children. Today marks the return of their week-long Time to Read campaign, which is all […]

Firstly, happy World Book Night! Everyone here at Ransom is so excited about our upcoming YA fiction release, One Would Think The Deep, which has come all the way from the sunny coast of Australia, and reminds us exactly how far we bookworms will reach to grab the next big page-turner. But, especially today, we […]

“Hi! As this story about the Poo is the first story I have to tell you, I’m going to tell you about my family. Then you can tell me about your family and we can be mates.” It’s Friday 13th and everyone wants distracting from the inevitable influx of back luck and misfortune, so here’s […]

A common trend in our recent blog posts has been the importance of reading at home; instilling a love of books early on to prevent any form of reluctance manifesting later. But, what may have slipped between the lines in our latest discussions, is the idea that when we talk about reluctant or struggling readers, […]

Snow day, or no snow day, it’s still World Book Day! Being one of many people snowed-in today, there’s nothing I’d enjoy more than wrapping my body in a blanket, and my hands round a good book. But, although this may seem a good way of dedicating my own time to World Book Day, this […]

At two weeks into 2018, you might think that the excitement of New Year’s resolutions would be slowly fading away, especially as our workday routines sink back in after Christmas. But through social media and on TV and radio, the chant of ‘new year, new me’ is still very much resonating with the general public, […]