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...
Sun, 07/06/2009 - 10:43
Children's publishers, authors, retailers, librarians and reading organisations will meet next week in an unprecedented show of solidarity to back a new children's reading campaign called Just Read.
The campaign, which is spearheaded by the PA and Society of Authors' children's groups, will explore how the industry can...
Mon, 11/06/2007 - 14:31
Michael Rosen at first misheard the phone call from Liberty director Shami Chakrabarti telling him he was the new children's laureate--he thought he was being recruited for a project with the civil rights group. But once the news did sink in, he was "over the moon—every cliché you can think of. Thrilled, delighted,...
Mon, 11/06/2007 - 12:42
Michael Rosen has been selected as the new Children's Laureate, replacing novelist Jacqueline Wilson. The role will see him working to promote children's literature to as wide an audience as possible. He will hold the position for two years.
Rosen's work encompasses non-fiction, novels, picture books, stories from other...