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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 winners of the 2015 Cilip Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals were announced today, 22 June. Tanya Landman has won the Carnegie Medal for Buffalo Soldier, beating previous winners Sally Gardner and Geraldine McCaughrean, while William Grill becomes the youngest winner since Gerald Rose in 1960 for Shackleton’s Journey.
Declaring an ambition to set ‘an inspiration trap’ for children, Tim West of the Big Green Bookshop and Ian Coles of new sister company Big Green Bookshop Education launched the Patron of Reading: Haringey Chapter at Wood Green Library last week.
The Alliance of Radical Booksellers (ARB) has named Gill Lewis winner of this year’s Little Rebels Children’s Book Award for Radical Fiction for her book, Scarlet Ibis, which raises awareness of the care system, mental health issues and the challenges facing young carers. Lewis was shortlisted last year for her book Moon Bear.
The School Library Association has announced the short list for the 2015 Information Book Award. The SLA Information Book Award is an annual event celebrating information books, and is designed to support school libraries and to reinforce the importance of non-fiction whilst highlighting the high standard of resources available.