Blogs: childrens

  • Why CLPE's Reflecting Realities project matters

    By Louise Johns-Shepherd

    Chief executive at Centre for Literacy in Primary Education

    The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education's chief executive explains why it is launching the UK's first survey of ethnic representation in children’s literature.... Read more

  • No Room on the Broom

    By Axel Scheffler

    Illustrator at

    Watch Axel Scheffler tackle Brexit in his acceptance speech for The British Book Awards' inaugural Illustrator of the Year Award. Read more

  • Finding a home for everyone

    By Diana Gerald

    C.e.o at BookTrust

    BookTrust's c.e.o Diana Gerald explains the challenges of finding books that appeal to children of every background. Read more

  • A family affair

    By Julia Eccleshare

    Children's director at Hay Festival

    Julia Eccleshare, chair of the Branford Boase Award judging panel, shares what this year's submissions can tell us about current trends in children's fiction publishing.... Read more

  • Calm down everybody - it’s just World Book Day!

    By Ali Sparkes

    Author at OUP Children's

    Award winning children’s author Ali Sparkes reflects on ten years of World Book Day. Read more

  • Teach, first

    By Jenny Baldwin

    Founder at Shapes

    Shapes' Jenny Baldwin shares her advice on how publishers can work more effectively with schools. Read more

  • Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic

    By Emma Laws

    Frederick Warne curator of children’s literature at V&A Museum

    The V&A's Emma Laws examines A A Milne's creative partnership with illustrator E H Shepard as the V&A's "Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic" exhibition opens.... Read more

  • Growing a book tree

    By Anna Day

    Author at Chicken House

    Author Anna Day shares her experience of writing a book based on someone else's idea. Read more

  • Bringing the magic of Harry Potter to life

    By Caroline Carpenter

    Web editor at The Bookseller

    Acting children's editor and Harry Potter fan Caroline Carpenter gives her verdict on the British Library's new Harry Potter exhibition. Read more

  • Finding a balance on celebrity authors

    By Fiona Noble

    Children's previewer at The Bookseller

    Fiona Noble says celebrity and branded books can play a positive role in World Book Day, but publishing needs to invest in career authors.... Read more

  • Reading's the thing

    By Kirsten Grant

    Director at World Book Day

    World Book Day director Kirsten Grant says it is imperative the organisation represents its audience in its books and activity. Read more

  • How can Young Adult literature attract new readers?

    By Charlotte Wilson

    Intern at YA Shot

    Charlotte Wilson asks what publishers are doing to reach non-YA readers, and suggests how to attract new readers. Read more

  • The case for comics in the classroom

    By Alice Caldecott

    Intern at YA Shot

    Alice Caldecott says comic books should be taught in schools. Read more

  • Is religion in children's literature a new taboo?

    By Stephanie Williamson

    Intern at YA Shot

    Stephanie Williamson says the industry needs to publish more books featuring religious characters if it wants to be truly diverse. Read more

  • A close shave for disability

    By Non Pratt

    Author at Self-employed

    Author Non Pratt explains how researching her latest novel inspired her to raise money for charity. Read more

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    The World of David Walliams Book of Stuff
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15th June 2018

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