A new picture book from Bob Graham is always a treat and this is no exception. As always with Graham, the narrative is both simple and subtle. Silver Buttons takes one moment in time and details individual actions that take place...
Maggie and Ellen are best friends and have been since the age of four. It’s the opposites attract kind of friendship. Maggie is drawn to Ellen for her confidence, energy and passion for life. In fact, Ellen wins everyone over, even the...
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.
In a new, staggered countdown to the announcement of the 2014 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals, longlists for both awards are announced today, Tuesday 4th February, as part of the celebrations leading up to National Libraries Day (Saturday 8th February).
Out of more than 60 books submitted, 29 debut novels have made it onto the longlist for the 2014 Branford Boase Award.
The Branford Boase Award is given annually to the author of an outstanding debut novel for children. Uniquely, it also honours the editor of the winning title and highlights the importance of the editor in nurturing new talent.