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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...
Chris Riddell has become the first ever author to win the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal three times. He was awarded the 2016 medal for his illustrations for Neil Gaiman’s retelling of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale, The Sleeper and the Spindle. Riddell also becomes the first reigning Children’s Laureate to win either Medal.
The winners of the new Amnesty CILIP Honour, the first book award ever to explore the importance of human rights in children’s literature were announced at the award ceremony for this year’s Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals on 20 June.
The shortlist for the inaugural Klaus Flugge Prize has been announced. Set up to honour publisher Klaus Flugge, founder of Andersen Press and a key figure in children’s picture books, this important new award is for the most promising and exciting newcomer to children’s picture book illustration.
Blue Peter Best Story Award-winners Pamela Butchart and Thomas Flintham continue their winning streak by being named overall winners of the Children’s Book Award 2016. Their book My Head Teacher Is a Vampire Rat won the Books for Younger Readers category before going on to win the overall prize.
Author and illustrator PJ Lynch is the fourth Laureate na nÓg, Ireland’s laureate for children’s literature. The announcement was made by the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins at a special event at the Arts Council’s offices in Merrion Square on Tuesday 17 May.
Alexis Deacon and Viviane Schwarz have been named winners of the 2016 Little Rebels Award for their book I Am Henry Finch (Walker Books). The result was announced on 7 May, at the London Radical Bookfair at Goldsmiths College.