Chief executive at Literature Wales
Lleucu Siencyn takes a look at Roald Dahl's Welsh roots, and how Wales wil celebrate the centenary of his birth.
Reading Services manager at Royal National Institute of Blind People
The RNIB's Claire Maxwell on why more braille books are needed.
Children's editor at Bookseller
Charlotte Eyre talks about diversity in YA fiction, and the desire to have a diverse YA Book Prize shortlist.
Research associate at Newcastle University
Dr Helen Limon from Newcastle University looks at the way children's books affect perceptions of the military.
Founder and managing director at Nosy Crow
Dear booksellers, Nosy Crow publishes Refuge on 12th November. It is a book I dearly hope you will all support. Like you,... Read more
Publisher at Jolly Learning Ltd
It is sad but true. Publishing has been as guilty as everyone. The crucial first step in a child’s schooling is to learn to read,... Read more
Marketing at Freelance
In regards to the current debate on whether authors should be paid for events in schools, the question, of course, is not should children’s authors... Read more
Marketing at Midas
The theme of this year’s Children’s Media Conference (CMC), which took place 1-3 July in Sheffield, was “All Change”. Which is apt, because the... Read more
Marketing Manager at Book Trust at Book Trust
Ahead of YALC 2015, Gemma Malley, director of communications at Book Trust and author of seven YA novels, takes a look at why authors... Read more
Author at Author
As I mainly earn my living from writing, two dates each year are of particular significance to me: my royalties are paid at the end... Read more
Founder at David Fickling Books
I was ludicrously lucky to be Mal Peet’s editor. But not for long enough! And there are others who edited him for longer. And knew... Read more
I recently asked my son Evan why he liked stories that rhyme. His answer was, “Because they’re funny, Daddy.” When I asked him why he thought they were funny,... Read more
Illustrator at Illustrator
The Lion Inside is my first collaboration with the hugely talented Rachel Bright, publishing with Orchard books this September. It’s the story about a tiny brown... Read more
Illustrator at Cakes in Space
If you look at the children’s book sales charts, you will notice something about the ones at the top: many of them are highly illustrated.... Read more
Cas Lester, author of the Nixie the Bad, Bad Fairy series (Oxford University Press) and former head of drama development at CBBC, talks about the... Read more
Issue No 5745
Friday, February 24 2017
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