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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 shortlist for the SLA Information Book Award has been announced.
Commenting on the standard of entry this year, Chair of the Judges Chris Brown said 'Each year the task gets more
difficult for the judging panel simply because year on year we seem to
be receiving more and more brilliant books. The long-lists featured
terrific Information Books and this 2016 shortlist highlights the very
best out of many superb titles and each book can be very highly
Author Meg Rosoff has been awarded the 2016 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award is highly prestigious and has cash prize of SEK 5 million making it the largest international children's and young adult literature award in the world.
David Solomons has been named overall winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2016 for his novel My Brother is a Superhero. He was announced winner by Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell at a ceremony at Waterstones’ flagship Piccadilly bookshop in London.
The shortlists for the 2016 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals have been announced. The two lists are dominated by familiar names with no less than four authors - Anthony Browne, Patrick Ness, Helen Oxenbury and Chris Riddell - all in with a chance of taking home a third Medal, unprecedented in the awards’ history.
It has been wonderful to watch World Book Day grow into the massive celebration of children’s books and reading that it is today. All over the UK children, teachers, librarians, parents and booksellers are enjoying books together, and – in many cases – doing something special to mark the joy of a good book!