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The Carnegie Longlist: Part One

We really feel for the judges who had to narrow the Carnegie Medal longlist down to just eight novels. You can find books by eighteen of the nominated authors in the Info Store, and since we lack the judges’ discernment, we’re going to share all of them! You can find out more about the Carnegie… Continue reading The Carnegie Longlist: Part One


Breaking News! Children’s Laureate 2015-2017

Chris Riddell has been announced as the Children’s Laureate 2015-2017. We’ve already talked about some of the amazing writers and illustrators who have been Children’s Laureate in the past in our blog post here, and it’s really exciting to see Riddell joining them! Riddell became well-known for his political cartoons in ‘The Economist’ and ‘The… Continue reading Breaking News! Children’s Laureate 2015-2017

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The Children’s Laureate

The new Children’s Laureate will be announced later today! Unlike the Poet Laureate, who is chosen by the Prime Minister and appointed by the Queen, young people can vote for the Children’s Laureate online. The chosen author, poet or illustrator will be awarded a silver medal and £15,000 (the Poet Laureate traditionally receives 720 bottles… Continue reading The Children’s Laureate