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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 International Board on Books for Young People, UK section (IBBY UK) has announced the three British children’s books that it is nominating for the prestigious 2014 IBBY international Honour List. The nominations highlight the lives of today’s young asylum seekers and are:
The countdown to the announcement of the winners of the children’s book prizes ‘authors really want to win’ begins today. CILIP have revealed the list of books that have been nominated for the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards.
All categories of books for young children are eligible for the awards, and nominations are made not by publishers but by members of CILIP – this accounts for the length and welcome variety of books on the nominations list.
Books about yetis, weasels, geeks and losers are all on the shortlist for this year’s Roald Dahl Funny Prize, which celebrates the funniest books for children.
Six books have been selected for each of two categories, Children aged Six and Under and Children aged Seven to Fourteen. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Cambridge Theatre in London, home to the Royal Shakespeare Company’s award-winning production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical, on Tuesday 10 December.
The countdown to the announcement of the 2013 Guardian Children’s Fiction prize is underway. The winner will be announced this evening, Wednesday 23 October, in a ceremony in the Guardian’s London office.
Four authors are in the running for the prize: two Americans; one of the UK’s most respected authors; and a rising star in children’s books.