Can you believe it’s been 25 (+1*) years since Lynda started working in primary school libraries? We can’t either!Continue reading “25 years: Happy Anniversary to Lynda the Librarian!”
They say you should never put your head inside an alligator’s mouth…we think we’re willing to make an exception for this one though!Continue reading “The Alligator’s Mouth Award is newest children’s book award on the block!”
“It happened Once. Surely it couldn’t happen Twice?”
Cressida Cowell went around visiting Waterstones bookshops recently to promote her new book Twice Magic, the second instalment in her ‘Wizards of Once’ series, and we were lucky enough to catch her at one of these signings.
The Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Award winners for 2018 were announced yesterday, as well as the Amnesty CILIP Honour commendations; this is the third year that the Medals are joined by the commendations, which are given to the book on each shortlist that most distinctively illuminates, upholds or celebrates freedoms.
The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge is currently hosting a wonderful exhibition called ‘The BFG in Pictures’; 40 original illustrations by Quentin Blake for Roald Dahl’s book The BFG, courtesy of the House of Illustration gallery in London.
Congratulations to Meg Rosoff on winning the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award!
The shortlists for the 2018 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards have been announced, and there’s a great range of authors and illustrators up for them!
The Costa Book Awards for 2017 have just been announced, and our congratulations go to Katherine Rundell who scoops the Children’s Book category prize with her book The Explorer.
It’s easy when thinking of books for children to only think of fiction titles, but every year the Federation of Children’s Book Groups (FCBG) celebrate a month of all things factual with National Non-Fiction November. The month is an opportunity to promote reading non-fiction for pleasure and encourage children to be curious about facts and information, as well as laud sections of our bookshops and libraries that are too often ignored.