Author Archives: Laura Brett

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 [...]

Shortlists for 2019 CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Medals

  The shortlists for the 2019 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals were announced this morning.   CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal s [...]

Exciting new picture books

We hope you all enjoyed World Book Day yesterday, especially those of you who were running activities with children or dressing up as book c [...]

Shortlist for the Children’s Book Award 2019

The shortlist for the Children’s Book Award was announced earlier this week. The Children’s Book Award is run by the Federation of Child [...]

Longlists for Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Medals

The longlists for the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals have been revealed today. Poetry and verse novels feature heavily on the longlist [...]

Winners of the Lollies Award 2019

The winners of the Lollies Award 2019 were announced this morning. Lots of schools tuned into the livestream to hear the results. Congratul [...]

IBBY Honour List 2018

The IBBY Honour List is a biennial selection of outstanding, recently published children’s books honouring writers, illustrators and trans [...]

Longlist for the Branford Boase Award 2019

The longlist for the Branford Boase Award 2019 has just been announced. The award, which marks its 20th anniversary this year, celebrates th [...]
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