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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...
Today (Wednesday 12 November 2014) sees the launch of Project Remix – a competition to find the UK’s best young writers and creative talent. The scheme is the brainchild of Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman and is intended to celebrate the art of storytelling, in all its forms. It is being hosted on the teenage story-sharing community Movellas.com.
The Alliance of Radical Booksellers (ARB) is delighted to announce that the Little Rebels Children’s Book Award for radical children’s fiction is back for its 3rd year. The award is given by the Alliance of Radical Booksellers (ARB) and is administered by specialist children’s booksellers, Letterbox Library.
The shortlist for the 2015 Red House Children’s Book Award has been announced, and features ten books, chosen by children. Alongside favourite authors Debi Gliori, Malorie Blackman and David Walliams is newcomer Pamela Butchart, whose debut novel for children Baby Aliens Got My Teacher is on the list.
The list of nominees for the 2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) has been announced. The list includes 50 first-time nominees among a total of 197 candidates from 61 countries. The candidates – authors, illustrators, oral storytellers, and individuals and organisations involved in reading promotion work – have been nominated by over 100 organisations worldwide. The nominating bodies, with expertise in children’s and young adult literature, are allowed to nominate candidates from their own country or region and from other countries as well.
Liz Millett, Teaching Assistant/Library Co-ordinator at Weatherfield Academy, Dunstable, has been named SLA School Librarian of the Year 2014 at a celebration in London on 6 October. Award-winning author and artist Chris Riddell presented her with the award.
Following the hit movie of the summer How to Train Your Dragon 2, joinCressida Cowell theauthor-illustrator of the wildly popular How To Train Your Dragon book series for a brand new, never-been-seen-before FREE virtual event broadcast LIVE to your classroom on Thursday 2 October, 10.30am GMT.