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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...
Leigh Hobbs, best-selling author of more than 20 books, including the iconic Old Tom, Mr Chickenand Horrible Harriet series has been announced as the Australian Children's Laureate for 2016 – 2017 succeeding Jackie French, who concluded her role as Laureate at t
Today 6 February is National Libraries Day, a chance for us all to celebrate libraries and their vitally important role. Books for Keeps editor Ferelith Hordon, herself a librarian for many years, considers what they mean today.
The longlist for the 2016 Branford Boase Award has been announced. The Branford Boase Award is given annually to the author of an outstanding debut novel for children. It also honours the editor of the winning title and highlights the importance of the editor in nurturing new talent.
Andersen Press have announced the foundation of a new award in children’s books: the Klaus Flugge Prize will be awarded to the most promising and exciting newcomer to children’s book illustration. It of course honours publisher Klaus Flugge, a supremely influential figure in picture books, and founder of Andersen Press.
Phil Earle today begins a six month stint as Writer in Residence for Book Trust, taking over from Sita Brahmachari. His first feature will be a vlog talking about his belief that everyone is a reader and that there is a story out there for everybody.