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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...
The shortlists for the first Laugh Out Loud Awards (Lollies) have been announced. Twelve books are shortlisted in three different age categories. Authors on the lists include David Baddiel, Jonny Duddle, Sue Hendra and star comedy duo Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross.
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.