Mon, 06/06/2011 - 08:59
The outgoing Children's Laureate Anthony Browne has warned society "will pay the price in the long term" for closing school and public libraries.
In a letter to his successor, Browne urged them to campaign against their closure. Browne said: "Do everything you can to support libraries – God knows, they need...
Tue, 25/08/2009 - 07:24
Former Children's Laureate Anne Fine has warned that "realism has gone too far" in contemporary children's literature. The Times reports that Fine has claimed modern day children's books are bleak, with little to inspire young readers.
She said: "In the Fifties, when a strong child was dealing with...
Tue, 09/06/2009 - 10:10
Children's writer and illustrator Anthony Browne has become the sixth Children's Laureate. Announced today (9th June), Browne told The Bookseller that he would campaign to raise the profile of picture books in the trade and to encourage adults as well as children to draw.
Browne takes over from Michael Rosen and is the...