Climate change in children’s books

In the Antarctic the polar ice sheet is breaking up, and there’s sunbathing in Arctic Siberia.  While Corona-virus imperils us at per [...]

Little Rebels Award 2020

The 2020 shortlist has just been announced.  The Little Rebels Award celebrates children’s fiction which challenges stereotypes, promotes [...]

Book news

Tribute to a literacy champion For any readers who missed it, here is yesterday’s Guardian obituary and tribute to the inspirational W [...]

Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Award 2020 winners announced

  Congratulations to Shaun Tan and Anthony McGowan, who have won the prestigious Kate Greenaway and Carnegie medals with these wonder [...]

Black lives represented

Now seems an appropriate time to remind readers of two important projects from the children’s literature community.  Both projects combin [...]

Recommended reading

  With two weeks to go before the winners of the prestigious Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards are announced, here is a look at two of the [...]

Miniature worlds

The British Library is calling on children to write and illustrate little books which will form part of an online National Library of Minia [...]

Klaus Flugge shortlist

  The Klaus Flugge shortlist was announced this week.  Set up to honour Klaus Flugge, founder of Andersen Press, this award is [...]

World Bee Day

It’s World Bee Day today.  Thinking about these vital pollinators reminds me of a tale called The Bee-Man of Orn.  Written by the Am [...]

Goodbye and all the best

This will be my last blog post for the Curriculum Centre, as I am moving on to a new role within the university. So here’s a quick loo [...]

Shortlist for the Branford Boase Award 2020

The shortlist for the Branford Boase Award 2020 was released last week. This award celebrates debut authors in the world of children’s [...]

Ebooks for English education

After receiving a request from a student looking for help with accessing theory books electronically, I thought it would be useful to do a b [...]
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