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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...
Sarah Crossan and Michael Rosen have been named joint winners of the 2016 CLiPPA (CLPE Poetry Award), Sarah Crossan won with her verse novel One, which is also winner of the 2016 CILIP Carnegie Medal and YA Prize, while Rosen won for A Great Big Cuddle, illustrated by Chris Riddell.
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.