CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Shortlists 2017

If you’re a regular reader of our blog then you’ll know that over the last few weeks, we’ve been waiting with baited breath to find out which books have made their way onto the final shortlists for this year’s CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway awards. Last night, our patience was rewarded with the announcement of the… Read More CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Shortlists 2017

What’s That I See? CKG on the Horizon…

There are now just THREE DAYS before the winner of the 2016 Carnegie and Kate Greenaway awards are revealed and we’re really excited for our shadowing event on Monday, not just because by lunchtime we’ll FINALLY know who the winner is, but because we get to discuss all of the titles with groups of students from three… Read More What’s That I See? CKG on the Horizon…

Fortunately, great children’s books keep piling in…

While also enjoying some longer novels and being preoccupied with the KLQ festivities, we’ve also managed a quick romp through Neil Gaiman’s ‘Fortunately, the Milk…’ this week and accordingly, we’ve selected it as our 12th Friday Read.  Dad, who looks suspiciously like Mr Gaiman himself in Chris Riddell’s exuberant illustrations, goes out to get milk… Read More Fortunately, great children’s books keep piling in…

Neil Gaiman on Reading and Obligation

On 14th October 2013, the wildly successful writer Neil Gaiman appeared at the Barbican Centre in London to deliver The Reading Agency’s second annual lecture, following in the footsteps of Jeanette Winterson who in 2012 spoke of how society should look toward valuing libraries and what she referred to as ‘the life of the mind’. Gaiman’s lecture… Read More Neil Gaiman on Reading and Obligation