For the past few weeks our heads have been focused on Lilac books: the beginning of the book band system, and the very basics of teaching children how to handle books and narratives. Although we initially pictured authors having tantrums at being told they can’t use any words at all, we have come to realise […]

We are thrilled to announce that this week My Sister’s Perfect Husband has been shortlisted for the Coventry Inspiration Book Awards 2018. Just one of 8 titles in the Rapid Reads category, Rosemary Hayes’s romantic novel was shortlisted by a panel of specialist children’s librarians and teachers, and to them we say ‘thank you!’ But […]

While the twitter trend of #childrensbookweek ended earlier this month, for us at Ransom Publishing, every week is Children’s Book Week. Two weeks since our last blog, and we are still knee deep in Lilac books, finding the best ways for each book to be used in helping children learn to read. For those of […]

As we stride into Children’s Book Week, it seems appropriate that Ransom’s main focus is on the first stepping stone of a child’s journey into reading. Our latest project is Lilac books, the bottom rung on the book-banded ladder. I struggle to remember my own introduction into the world of books, it seems so long […]

Typical in this technological age, I frequently find myself mindlessly scrolling through social media in the evenings, half paying attention and basically zoned-out. What often catch my eye are word-games or puzzles, the the ones that have an obvious yet completely miss-able mistake which provides us with that little insight into how our brains process […]

Greetings from Louise and Gabby! We’re here at Ransom Publishing this week for work experience, and it’s been fantastic so far! It was great to look through some submissions yesterday – it’s very interesting to see authors’ raw ideas. We’ve also enjoyed looking through and editing some of Ransom’s new Shakespeare books that are being worked […]

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 […]