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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 School Library Association (SLA) has announced the shortlist for the 2014 Information Book Award. The award is an annual event and is now in its fourth year. It is designed to support school libraries and to reinforce the importance of non-fiction whilst highlighting the high standard of resources available.
The judges looked at a wide field of nominations and have produced a strong and varied selection of titles for the shortlist, which follows in full.
The Hans Christian Andersen Award Jury of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) has named Nahoko Uehashi from Japan winner of the 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Author Award, and Roger Mello from Brazil winner of the 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Illustrator Award.
March is Awards season, and the shortlists for the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals, the most prestigious of the UK book awards, now routinely described as ‘the ones authors want to win’, are announced today.
The shortlists for the UKLA (United Kingdom Literacy Association) have been announced. The UKLA Book Award is unique as it is the only national book award selected by teachers from both the primary and secondary sectors and this year the shortlists have been drawn up by teachers, 55 of them, from schools in Sussex.
The Henrietta Branford Writing Competition, the annual competition for young people which runs in conjunction with the Branford Boase Award, is now open.
The Branford Boase Award recognises a debut children’s author and their editor and was set up in memory of the outstanding children’s writer Henrietta Branford and the gifted editor, Wendy Boase, Editorial Director of Walker Books.