In Books for Keeps 177 (July 2009), Michael Rosen writes his last "Laureate Log" before handing over as Children's Laureate to Anthony Browne. Michael features in the "Classics in short" slot too, for his book Mind your own business. There's an interesting piece by the English Education team at Roehampton University about their work with student teachers on children's literature, based on their belief that teachers who demonstrate a love of reading have a large impact on their pupils' reading habits. You'll also find articles about board books; prize-winning picture book author Emily Gravett; author of the Chronicles of Darkness series, Michelle Paver, and writer for young adults, Kevin Brooks. Normally, as well as links to their websites, I would give you URLs to find these authors' books in our catalogue but we're changing to an exciting new interface on Monday so they wouldn't work for very long! More on that later.
BfK has, of course, all its usual news and reviews. It's in the library now.