Cressida Cowell is the new Children’s Laureate

Congratulations to Cressida Cowell who was announced as the new Children’s Laureate this morning. Cressida has drawn up a very big Chi [...]

Poetry and truth

Everything All at Once by Steven Camden (AKA PolarBear) was announced as the winner of the annual poetry award yesterday at the National The [...]

Award-winning young adult fiction

Both the sales and publication of YA books are in decline at the moment and many YA books are being cancelled or withdrawn by publishers. (& [...]

Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Medal Winners 2019

The winners of the CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Medals were announced this morning. Interestingly, both winning titles were written i [...]

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 [...]
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