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BfK No. 138 - January 2003
Cover Story This issue's cover illustration is from Alan Gibbons's Caught in the Crossfire. Alan Gibbons is interviewed by George Hunt. Thanks to Orion Children's Books for their help with this January cover.
Published in 1970, Mog the Forgetful Cat was the first of the thirteen Mog stories which now come to an end with Goodbye Mog. Mog dies in her basket but 'a little bit of her stayed awake to see what would happen...
What is the impact of a mother who is not only emotionally unavailable but who idealizes two of her children (who are 'like her') while rejecting the third. One solution for the rejected child is to fantasize about the kind of parents desired and...
Malorie Blackman is the new Children’s Laureate. At a ceremony on Tuesday 4 June, hosted by Channel 4’s Krishnan Guru-Murthy, and attended by previous holders of the position including Anne Fine and Anthony Browne, she was presented with the medal by the outgoing Laureate Julia Donaldson.
2013 ASTRID LINDGREN MEMORIAL AWARD WINNER ISOL RECEIVES HER PRIZE
In a ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall Monday 27 May, picture book artist Marisol ‘Isol’ Misenta was presented with the 2013 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award by H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden.
Tariq Mehmood has won the Frances Lincoln Diverse Voices Children’s Book Award 2013 for You’re Not Proper. The announcement was made on 23rd May 2013 by John Nicoll, founder of the award, at Seven Stories - National Centre for Children’s Books.
Sarah Garland has won the first Little Rebels Children’s Book Award for Azzi in Between, which tells the story of a family forced to fell their homeland and settle in a strange and unfamiliar country. The book is based on the author’s own experience of working among refugee families and is endorsed by Amnesty International.
The shortlist for the 2013 Branford Boase Award has been announced. The Branford Boase Award is given annually to the author of an outstanding debut novel for children. Uniquely, it also honours the editor of the winning title and highlights the importance of the editor in nurturing new talent.
The 2013 CLPE Poetry Award has been won by George Szirtes for In the Land of the Giants, illustrated by Helen Szirtes (Salt Publishing). Szirtes was presented with the award by last year’s winner Rachel Rooney at a ceremony at CLPE on the evening of Tuesday 30 April.