18 hours ago by David Maybury · No Comments
It's that time again. Where some of the best books of year are placed head-to-head and given the chance to, well, be judged by the best in the business. It's the Oscars of the UK children's books world. We'll announce the winner later today... but to whet your appetite, here's a reminder of the shortlist for both the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals:
- A Greyhound of a Girl by Roddy Doyle
- Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner
- Wonder by R.J. Palacio
- The Weight of…
2 days ago by David Maybury · No Comments
I'm not sure how this snuck passed by a month - but in case you have missed them too, you can read three Chaos Walking short stories online!
And a word from Patrick Ness about the three shorts: "They're set firmly in the world of Chaos Walking and star characters you already know – Viola, Mistress Coyle, Wilf, Lee – telling you a little bit more about them and hopefully being exciting in their own right."
It's 7.10am and I've already read the first…Continue Reading →
6 days ago by David Maybury · No Comments
Teen fiction has a new heroine. Cathy Brett, who, admittedly is no stranger to us, Brett is on her fourth novel, but swept in this week with a great article in The Guardian defending artwork in teen fiction.
"Don't get me wrong. I liked words. I liked reading. No, I love reading. But I really love pictures too and I don't mind telling you that the day I discovered grown-up books didn't have pictures was shocking. I wanted my toast with butter… and marmalade."
Can't recommend any stronger…Continue Reading →
7 days ago by David Maybury · No Comments
Eoin Colfer talks to PW Children's Editor John Sellars about Artemis, influences (so great to hear Eoin wax lyrical about Douglas Adams and writing his Hitchhiker book), writing for adults, touring the US and his new series WARP. And there are sneak peeks into what Eoin is working on next, including a new book with Oliver Jeffers, a musical and some other new projects.
Have 19 minutes and 32 seconds to spare? This is one great way to spend it!
12/06/2013 by Admin · No Comments
Something wicked this way comes... (wickedly awesome, of course.)
UK Literary Agency, A. M. Heath (home to Flann O’Brien and John McGahern) have announced their Irish Children’s Prize - with a prize pot of £1000 and the chance to be represented by Über agent Julia Churchill.
There's no guideline on what the entry should be - the prize is looking for everything from a 200 word picture book, a sophisticated YA novel, a 9-12 stand-alone, or a young chapter series. What the judges* DO want…Continue Reading →