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BfK No. 142 - September 2003
Cover Story This issue's cover illustration is from David Almond's The Fire Eaters. Cover photograph is by Getty Images. David Almond is interviewed by Peter Hollindale. Thanks to Hodder Children's Books for their help with this September cover.
Sumptuously produced, this landscape format picture book begins with endpapers in a soft green. We graduate to dusty pink and then to cream as we reach the title page and onwards, Voake's scratchily expressive pen illustrations with hints of wash...
After a long journey from Rome with their mother Claudia, Marcus and Telemachus rejoin their father Gaius, the commander of a fort on Hadrian's wall. The local tribe, the Brigante, appears to be friendly but the feelings of the conquered are not...
Performance poet and playwright Joseph Coelho has been awarded the CLiPPA 2015 for Werewolf Club Rules, his first solo collection of poems. He received £1,000 and a specially bound copy of his book, hand bound by bookbinder Mark Cockram.
The winners of the 2015 UKLA Book Awards have been announced. The UKLA Awards are the only awards judged entirely by teachers and their choice of winning books which can ‘enhance all aspects of literacy learning’ demonstrates the fresh perspective that class teachers bring to the judging process.
The winners of the 2015 Cilip Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals were announced today, 22 June. Tanya Landman has won the Carnegie Medal for Buffalo Soldier, beating previous winners Sally Gardner and Geraldine McCaughrean, while William Grill becomes the youngest winner since Gerald Rose in 1960 for Shackleton’s Journey.
Declaring an ambition to set ‘an inspiration trap’ for children, Tim West of the Big Green Bookshop and Ian Coles of new sister company Big Green Bookshop Education launched the Patron of Reading: Haringey Chapter at Wood Green Library last week.
The Alliance of Radical Booksellers (ARB) has named Gill Lewis winner of this year’s Little Rebels Children’s Book Award for Radical Fiction for her book, Scarlet Ibis, which raises awareness of the care system, mental health issues and the challenges facing young carers. Lewis was shortlisted last year for her book Moon Bear.