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

Book Reviews · Quick Reads · Six Book Challenge

Book Review: Ultimate Fantastic Four

Eleanor has read this QUICK READ as part of the Six Book Challenge. For the Six Book Challenge, I challenged myself to read books entirely from the QUICK READS and EXPRESS FICTION sections of the Information Store. My second Six Book Challenge book is the graphic novel Ultimate Fantastic Four by Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Millar (QUICK READS… Continue reading Book Review: Ultimate Fantastic Four

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Kate Greenaway Medal nominees

The Kate Greenaway Medal has been awarded to children’s illustrators since 1955. According to the rules, the artist must have a “distinctive and creative” style that complements the typography (size, colour, font and spacing of the text) The covers, size and shape of the book can all affect the judge’s decision. Take a look at… Continue reading Kate Greenaway Medal nominees

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Book Review: The Arrival

The Arrival by Shaun Tan is a graphic novel with beautiful sepia-toned artwork and a fantastical story, but beyond that it is a powerful story about a refugee. This week is Refugee Week, so experience The Arrival and explore a new point of view on the lives of refugees. The Arrival uses pictures to tell the… Continue reading Book Review: The Arrival