Monday, 7 July 2008

Books for Keeps

The July 2008 edition of Books for Keeps is now available. Contents include:

  • James Mayhew on his "Katie" picture books which aim to introduce children to art through stories.
  • A contribution by Caroline Horn to the debate on publishing age guidance on books.
  • An article by Joanna Carey on the Booktrust's campaign, The Big Picture, to promote picture books. As part of this, it has named the top 10 rising talents in illustration - these include Oliver Jeffers, Polly Dunbar and Emily Gravett.
  • A discussion of children's literature in the Second World War.
  • An interview with Jerry Spinelli, author of the Stargirl books.
  • "Classics in short" - Just William.

There are also lots of shorter articles and reviews of the latest titles for children.

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