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BfK No. 180 - January 2010
Cover Story This issue’s cover illustration is from Cressida Cowell’s How to Train Your Dragon. Cressida Cowell is interviewed by Clive Barnes. Thanks to Hodder Children’s Books for their help with this January cover.
This small format picture book takes the form of a graphic novel. Red Ted has been left behind on the train and is taken to lost property where he is placed on a shelf beside Crocodile. After initial despair Red Ted is determined to be reunited...
A palette of Autumnal browns and greys characterises the exquisite collage forest landscapes in this stylish pop-up version of the Grimms’ tale. Leaves, branches, the wolf’s fur, grandmother’s cottage are all rendered in warm sepia tones and rich...
Today is the 21stNational Poetry Day, a good reason to celebrate and share poems. Earlier this year, Roger McGough, a judge on the excellent CLiPPA expressed his hopes that publishers will do more to support new poets in the years ahead: ‘There are some fantastic young writers out there – and spoken word poets – maybe we are about to hear from a new generation.
The longlists have been announced for the 2016 UKLA Book Awards and UKLA have also announced new co-sponsors: Lovereading and Lovereading4kids have joined MLS as sponsors to help the awards grow still further.
Nine books have made it on the shortlist for the Scottish Children’s Book Awards, which celebrate the most popular children’s and young adult books by Scottish authors or illustrators. The books, which will now be read and voted on by tens of thousands of Scottish children, are:
Performance poet and playwright Joseph Coelho has been awarded the CLiPPA 2015 for Werewolf Club Rules, his first solo collection of poems. He received £1,000 and a specially bound copy of his book, hand bound by bookbinder Mark Cockram.