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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 (Wednesday 12 November 2014) sees the launch of Project Remix – a competition to find the UK’s best young writers and creative talent. The scheme is the brainchild of Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman and is intended to celebrate the art of storytelling, in all its forms. It is being hosted on the teenage story-sharing community Movellas.com.
The Alliance of Radical Booksellers (ARB) is delighted to announce that the Little Rebels Children’s Book Award for radical children’s fiction is back for its 3rd year. The award is given by the Alliance of Radical Booksellers (ARB) and is administered by specialist children’s booksellers, Letterbox Library.
The shortlist for the 2015 Red House Children’s Book Award has been announced, and features ten books, chosen by children. Alongside favourite authors Debi Gliori, Malorie Blackman and David Walliams is newcomer Pamela Butchart, whose debut novel for children Baby Aliens Got My Teacher is on the list.
The list of nominees for the 2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) has been announced. The list includes 50 first-time nominees among a total of 197 candidates from 61 countries. The candidates – authors, illustrators, oral storytellers, and individuals and organisations involved in reading promotion work – have been nominated by over 100 organisations worldwide. The nominating bodies, with expertise in children’s and young adult literature, are allowed to nominate candidates from their own country or region and from other countries as well.
Liz Millett, Teaching Assistant/Library Co-ordinator at Weatherfield Academy, Dunstable, has been named SLA School Librarian of the Year 2014 at a celebration in London on 6 October. Award-winning author and artist Chris Riddell presented her with the award.