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 […]

Hello to all friends of Ransom! Apologies for the long time since our last update, there have been a few shifts and changes in the office, and we are all just finding our feet again.  However, we are now back on the blog-o-sphere, and are ready to share with you our news on some of […]

With the up coming release of our new high-low series, Promises, we have been chatting to Miriam Halahmy, the author of Yasmin’s Journey.

An exciting new development is underway here at Ransom, and I’m writing to bring you the latest. While we have a passion for publishing titles that will encourage and support reluctant readers, we have also been branching out into the world of contemporary fiction for children and teens who love to read. With many new titles, […]

Working in a publishing house, one of my favourite bits is chatting to the authors about their characters, plot twists, inspirations and everything in between. This contact with authors also means I can get some exclusive snippets straight from the horse’s mouth, if you will, about our most recent releases. In this interview, I got […]

I’ve been in contact with a new author of ours, Pamela Cosman, and I was lucky enough to squeeze some titbits out of her about her new title, The Secret Code Menace. Here’s what she had to share:   How did you come up with the idea?   “When my oldest son was 8, his […]