Children’s Book Award & Empathy Day 2019

Children’s Book Award 2019 The winners of the Children’s Book Award were announced last weekend at a ceremony in London. What makes this [...]

Children’s literature of War and Peace in the Twentieth Century

This is a longer post than usual, in celebration of a significant project on children’s literature, undertaken by School of Education [...]

Life outside of technology

BookTrust published some disturbing research this week, showing that a quarter of parents now use technology to give their children a bedtim [...]

Shortlist for the Klaus Flugge Prize

The shortlist for the 2019 Klaus Flugge Prize was announced last night. This award highlights the most promising and exciting newcomer to pi [...]

Launch of Pen&inc. & Round Table Books

In 2017, only 4% of the children’s books published featured BAME characters and only 1% had a BAME main character. These were the al [...]

Shortlist for Branford Boase Award

The shortlist for the 2019 Branford Boase Award was announced yesterday.  The Branford Boase Award identifies outstanding authors at the st [...]

CLiPPA & Foyle Young Poets Award

CLiPPA (Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award) celebrates poetry that has been published for children in the UK and the shortlist for [...]

Shortlist for the Little Rebels Children’s Book Award

The shortlist for the Little Rebels Children’s Book Award was announced last week. This award celebrates children’s fiction (0 [...]

FCBG Conference 2019 : Opening Doors

The Federation of Children’s Book Groups held their annual conference over the weekend and I was delighted to be able to attend. It was an [...]

Shortlisted books for the UKLA Book Awards 2019

The shortlists for the UKLA book awards were revealed this morning. The UKLA book awards are judged entirely by teachers, who are looking t [...]

International Children’s Book Day & Hans Christian Andersen

Annually, on the 2nd of April we celebrate International Children’s Book Day. Each year a different National Section of IBBY sponsors the [...]

Waterstones Children’s Book Prize Winners

Last week, The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q Raúf was announced as the overall winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize [...]
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