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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...
The School Library Association (SLA) has announced the shortlist for the 2014 Information Book Award. The award is an annual event and is now in its fourth year. It is designed to support school libraries and to reinforce the importance of non-fiction whilst highlighting the high standard of resources available.
The judges looked at a wide field of nominations and have produced a strong and varied selection of titles for the shortlist, which follows in full.
The Hans Christian Andersen Award Jury of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) has named Nahoko Uehashi from Japan winner of the 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Author Award, and Roger Mello from Brazil winner of the 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Illustrator Award.
March is Awards season, and the shortlists for the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals, the most prestigious of the UK book awards, now routinely described as ‘the ones authors want to win’, are announced today.
The shortlists for the UKLA (United Kingdom Literacy Association) have been announced. The UKLA Book Award is unique as it is the only national book award selected by teachers from both the primary and secondary sectors and this year the shortlists have been drawn up by teachers, 55 of them, from schools in Sussex.
The Henrietta Branford Writing Competition, the annual competition for young people which runs in conjunction with the Branford Boase Award, is now open.
The Branford Boase Award recognises a debut children’s author and their editor and was set up in memory of the outstanding children’s writer Henrietta Branford and the gifted editor, Wendy Boase, Editorial Director of Walker Books.