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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...
Observer Magazine Art Director Rob Biddulph has been named as the overall winner of the 2015 Waterstones Children's Book Prize, with his book Blown Away. It is only the second picture book to win the Prize. For the first time since the Prize was split into three categories in 2012, all the winners are debuts.
The shortlists for CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards, widely acknowledged as the most prestigious children’s book awards in the UK, are announced today (17 March). A host of previous winners and shortlisted authors make up this year’s Carnegie shortlist, including Sally Gardner, Geraldine McCaughrean and Patrick Ness.
Author Elizabeth Laird and illustrator, author and political cartoonist Chris Riddell have been nominated by IBBY UK for the Hans Christian Andersen Awards 2016. The Awards are the most prestigious in the international children’s book world and presented every other year by the International Board on Books for Young People. They honour a ‘living author and illustrator whose complete works have made a lasting contribution to children's literature’.
Hexthorpe Primary School in Doncaster have won the inaugural World Book Day Award (WoBoD) and will receive a prize of £10,000 to spend on books for their school library. The award is sponsored by best-selling author James Patterson who has donated £50,000 to fund the prize for two years. The second prize winner, three runners-up and two highly commended schools will share another £15,000.