- The Carnegie / Greenaway shortlists are out. See the CILIP press release and The Bookseller.
- The sixth Children's Laureate is due to be announced on 9th June. The Independent reviews the progress of the five Laureates so far and speculates about who might be next.
- Still with the Laureates, there's been some discussion about their choices of the top 35 children's books of all time. See Move over, Harry Potter - Just William is the best (Guardian), Forget Hogwarts, vintage is the best children's read say Laureates (Independent) and No Harry Potter or Narnia in all-time top 35 (Herald).
- Barrington Stoke, the Scottish publisher of "accessible, enjoyable and unpatronising short books for children who are dyslexic, struggling to read, or simply reluctant to sit down with a book", has been nominated for Independent Publisher of the Year in the 2009 British Book Industry Awards.
- The National Literacy Trust has published a study on reading role models for children and young people. This is based on a survey of 2176 seven to fifteen year-olds.
- The new edition of Teen Titles features interviews with Keith Gray and John Fardell.
Tuesday, 5 May 2009
Children's literature updates
Some bits and pieces of news from the last week or so: