Tag Archives: Diversity

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 [...]

IBBY Honour List 2018

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

International Literacy Day – 8th September 2018

As we get ready to begin another academic year, we would like to extend a very warm welcome to all of our students and we look forward to me [...]

Fairy tales around the world

We have recently added to our Traditional Tales section a series of Beloved Tales published by Raintree.  These are collections, in one sli [...]

Recommended books for challenging transphobia

Wednesday 17th May 2017 was International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia and I was fortunate enough to join the related se [...]

Reflecting Realities in Children’s Literature

  I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the Reflecting Realities: British Values in Children’s Literature conference last w [...]

February is LGBT History Month

  What is LGBT History Month? LGBT History Month is an annual month-long observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history and t [...]

Exhibition of books for young people with disabilities 16th to 20th May 2016

      WHAT:                 2015 IBBY Selection of Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities WHEN:       [...]

Poetry award shortlist and other award news

CLiPPA (Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award) The shortlist has been announced for the annual poetry prize and includes a novel writt [...]

Reflections on hosting the IBBY Honour Book 2014 collection

    The Centre recently hosted a touring collection of international illustrated books from the IBBY Honour List 2014. Every two year [...]

Challenging stereotypes through fairy tales

    Ensuring that the books we share with children include characters which represent our diverse world can be difficult when it comes to [...]

Books featuring LGBT characters

February is LGBT History Month and I thought that I would take this opportunity to recommend a few children’s books featuring LGBT cha [...]
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