October 2005 Archives

Unsold HP

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Independent Online Edition > Business News

Harry Potter and the half-baked print run: 2.5 million books unsold in the US... ...

Interesting report from The Independent about US Scholastic's over-ordering of Harry Potter

Horrid Henry

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The Observer | Review | They love what Simon says

Highly Recommended feature about Francesca SImon, author of the Horrid Henry books... ...

In an age when almost every novelist is jealously eyeing the kind of sales and advances passing to children's writers in a post-Potter market and thinking wizards might be the answer, Simon is an almost accidental success story, and a triumph of what she calls 'old-fashioned publishing'. Among her 40-plus titles for children, it's the Horrid Henry series that has made her name, a series now 12 years old, which includes 15 titles selling more than five million copies around the world; she has just sold the television rights for a reported �1 million.

ST Book Of The Week

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Children's book of the week - Sunday Times - Times Online

Sunday Times Children's Book Of The Week

Clay by David Almond

extraordinary storytelling, not beneath the attention of adult readers NICOLETTE JONES

Tropes Ancient & Familiar

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Guardian Review of Bloodsong by Melvin Burgess

Bloodsong by Melvin Burgess

What binds Burgess's marvellously realised dystopian vision into material and moral coherence is the underlying narrative, with its ancient and familiar tropes of trial by ordeal, visits to the underworld, a magic sword, physical doubleness and the quest for spiritual wholeness... ...

Infectious Affection

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Times Review

The Man Who Invented Chrsitmas by Andrew Billen

Billen�s warmth of affection and his deep admiration for his subject are infectious and make this a treat to slip into a bookish child�s Christmas stocking. AMANDA CRAIG

Reading Zone

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Reading Zone

Check out Reading Zone, a new website managed by Caroline Horn of The Bookseller, backed by the Arts Council, 'sponsored' by publishers who, according to Publishing News, are 'helping to resource' the website, and endorsed by former children's Laureate, Michael Morpurgo.

I'd be interested to know what impact people think this new site should/will have on ACHUKA.

Deakin Newsletter

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Deakin Newsletter October 2005

Our Canadian correspondent, Andrea Deakin, has started her own online newsletter of reviews and children's books news.

Highly recommended

Lotte Klaver #26

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Lotte's sketchbook

Latest sketch:

Lotte Klaver is a young Dutch illustrator. ACHUKA is featuring her work because we are convinced she has a bright future as an illustrator generally, and as an illustrator of children's books in particular.

Not Their Business

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Ham and High Broadway

Anthony Horowitz expresses his distaste for the Bookstart scheme:

"The idea of Ruth Kelly giving children books from birth is repellent. It is not any of their business and secondly it is presumptuous.

"It presumes if you read you will become an upstanding member of society, which is arrant nonsense and slightly sinister.

"If you start controlling what people read and think from the moment they are born I think it is wrong. I recoil against this society that wants to pin medals on kids for reading. People have to come to the decision to read or not to read."

The report says that Horowitz will repeat these views in the Patrick Hardy lecture.

Best

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Iranian publisher 'nailed it' at Frankfurt Book Fair - Persian Journal Latest Iran news & Iranian Newspaper

Shabaviz Publications from Iran has was selected the best publisher in the field of children's literature in Frankfurt Book Fair... ...

ST Book Of The Week

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Children's book of the week - Sunday Times - Times Online

Sunday Times Children's Book Of The Week

A Brush With The Past 1900-1950: The Years That Changed Our Lives by Shirley Hughes

Shirley Hughes has created a new kind of nonfiction with this combination of sketchbook and history book. NICOLETTE JONES

Classroom ? Classic

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Books - reviews and literary news from The Times and The Sunday Times

In last Saturday's Times, Amanda Craig reviewed Clay by David Almond:

The climax of this strange, miraculous, beautiful book will make it a classroom classic. AMANDA CRAIG

Independent 8-12 Reviews

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Independent Online Edition > Reviews : app5

Nautical tales of knights and northern lights
Books for 8-12-year-olds
reviewed by Christina Hardyment in The Indpendent...

titles include Nikolai Of The North by Lucy Daniel Raby - "a dashing, not to say dancing and prancing, debut.. ...Honest writing, rich imaginings and thrilling twists ensure that this will become a Christmas classic."

Of Wolves And Travelling

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Guardian Unlimited Books | By genre | Kids' stuff

Feature about Emily Gravett, author and illustrator of Nestle contender Wolves:


Emily Gravett's delightfully illustrated debut book, Wolves, is shortlisted for this year's Nestl?hildren's book prize 'five and under' category. She talks to Michelle Pauli about her unorthodox route into children's literature ...

Zappa Son Movie Deal

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Little Zappa's Monstrous Memoirs

The Hollywood Reporter says Disney and producer Jerry Bruckheimer have paid a hefty $1.5 million for the rights to Zappa Jr.'s children's book, "Monstrous Memoirs of a Mighty McFearless". The book, like so many snatched up by big studios these days, has yet to be published. It won't hit shelves until next August.

Written and illustrated by Ahmet, the book is the story of a brother and sister rescuing their father from monsters. ... ...

Pullman On Peevish Narnia

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The Observer | UK News | Holy war looms over Disney's Narnia epic

From last Sunday's Observer:

'If the Disney Corporation wants to market this film as a great Christian story, they'll just have to tell lies about it,' Pullman told The Observer Pullman believes that Lewis's books portray a version of Christianity that relies on martial combat, outdated fears of sexuality and women, and also portrays a religion that looks a lot like Islam in unashamedly racist terms. 'It's not the presence of Christian doctrine I object to so much as the absence of Christian virtue. The highest virtue, we have on the authority of the New Testament itself, is love, and yet you find not a trace of that in the books,' he said... ...
The Narnia books, Pullman said, contained '...a peevish blend of racist, misogynistic and reactionary prejudice; but of love, of Christian charity, [there is] not a trace'.

Lotte Klaver #25

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Lotte's sketchbook

Latest sketch:

Lotte Klaver is a young Dutch illustrator. ACHUKA is featuring her work because we are convinced she has a bright future as an illustrator generally, and as an illustrator of children's books in particular.

Unfortunate Fundraising Event

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The Big Unfortunate Event in aid of Barnardo�s

Egmont Press, the publishers behind the Lemony Snicket books, and Barnardo�s � the UK�s leading children�s charity, have come together to launch the Big Unfortunate Event �, a new fundraising initiative which will see thousands of fans getting sponsored by friends and family to do Snicket-themed tasks to raise money for the UK's most disadvantaged children.

The nation-wide event will take place on Saturday 22nd October 2005, when fans will take part in the following Unfortunate events, based on the four central Snicket characters:

* Sunny's Sponsored Shrieks - Speak no real words (just like Sunny) for an entire day � - unfortunately not an entire soul will understand you!
* Violet's Vile Invention Ban - You�ll have to invent your own fun when you go without all modern inventions for 24 hours! No computers, TV, or mobiles!
* Klaus' Extremely Evil Exam - Sit an excruciating exam on a Saturday �- how unfortunate!
* Count Olaf's Dismal Disguise - Dress in a dreadful disguise and prepare for a terrible day of loneliness as no one recognises you

Children�s TV presenter Holly Willoughby explains: "This is a really fun way for kids to raise money for charity. We�re hoping that this will be a high-profile event with as many young people as possible taking part, to help other children have a better start in life.�

Victoria Veats, Head of Events at Barnardo�s, says, "We are very excited about this event � it�s a really cool way for children to raise money for Barnardo�s, and gives us access to the huge Lemony Snicket fanbase, which is
incredibly fortunate for us and disadvantaged children in the UK."

To enter the Big Unfortunate Event, log on to www.unfortunateevents.com for a step-by-step guide to becoming
unfortunate!

Governor General Shortlists

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2005 Governor-General's Award Shortlists

Children's Literature-Text

Francis Chalifour After (Tundra Books)
Barbara Nickel Hannah Waters and the Daughter of Johann Sebastian Bach (Penguin Canada)
Gail Nyoka Mella and the N'anga An African Tale (Sumach Press)
Pamela Porter The Crazy Man (Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press)
Shyam Selvadurai Swimming in the Monsoon Sea (Tundra Books)


2005 Governor-General's Award: Children's Literature- Illustration

Kyrsten Brooker City Angel text by Eileen Spinelli (Dial Books for Young Readers/ Penguin Young Readers Group)
Wallace Edwards Mixed Beasts text by Kenyon Cox (Kids Can Press)
Rob Gonsalves Imagine a Day Text by Sarah L.Thompson (Ateneum Books/ Simon and Schuste
Murray Kimber The Highwayman text by Alfred Noyes (Kids Can Press)
Rajka Kupesic Maria Chapdelaine text by Louis Hemon (Tundra Books)


Lotte Klaver #24

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Lotte's sketchbook

Another recent sketch:

Lotte Klaver is a young Dutch illustrator. ACHUKA is featuring her work because we are convinced she has a bright future as an illustrator generally, and as an illustrator of children's books in particular.

Snugglepot

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BBC NEWS | World | Asia-Pacific | Book gift for Danish royal birth

Australia is to send a first edition of a classic children's book to Denmark's crown prince and his Australian-born wife on the birth of their child... Prime Minister John Howard said the 1918 copy of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie was "an entirely appropriate Australian gift for this wonderful event".

ST Book Of The Week

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Children's book of the week - Sunday Times - Times Online

Sunday Times Children's Book Of The Week



Ithaka by Adele Geras

This self-sufficient follow-up to Ad�le Geras�s powerful novel Troy imagines events on Ithaka during the years in which Penelope awaits the return of her warrior husband Odysseus... [and]amounts to a riff on the subject of desire, rediscovering in Homer�s ancient story the full, enduring force of its passion and violence. Young adults will be thrilled. NICOLETTE JONES


Lotte Klaver #23

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Lotte's sketchbook

Lotte's latest:

Lotte Klaver is a young Dutch illustrator. ACHUKA is featuring her work because we are convinced she has a bright future as an illustrator generally, and as an illustrator of children's books in particular.

Everything But The Jacket

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Guardian Unlimited Books | Review | Review: Tamar by Mal Peet

Jan Mark likes everything about Mal Peet's new novel, Tamar. Everything, that is, except the jacket. This is the book which I am currently reading myself, and for others who want to come to the book fresh I advise reading only the second half of Mark's review, the first half being an unnecessarily detailed precis of the plot.

Mal Peet's second novel is utterly unlike his first, Keeper, save in one respect: the quality of the writing. This sombre and distinguished book is as fine a piece of storytelling as you are likely to read this year. Why the publisher has chosen to issue it as a contender for the year's drabbest-looking paperback is beyond one's powers of conjecture.

Poetry As Rescue Remedy

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Books - reviews and literary news from The Times and The Sunday Times

Amanda Craig reviews some recent children's poetry collections, objecting to some - either on the grounds that the poems included will appeal to adults but not to children, or because they have been selected to act as First-Aid For Parents (the subtitle of one of the books reviewed) - and liking best the collections put together by poets:

The best collections of poetry are inevitably made by poets, and while both The Rattle Bag and Charles Causley�s collection for Macmillan are equally essential, the next best is The New Faber Book of Children�s Verse edited by Matthew Sweeney. This is not new (it has been around since 2001) but has been reissued by the publishers to be in the shops for Christmas. I don�t much care for the illustrations by Sarah Fanelli, but what is so good about this refreshingly astringent collection is the freshness of much of the material � Sweeney has looked out for �poems written for adults that I felt would speak to children�, and they do.

Pink Launch

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Handbag Friends - a small stiff-paged hardback picture storybook, shaped like a handbag, with a sturdy pink handle on the spine - was launched last night at a special party event held at Portcullis House, Westminster.

David Fickling unveils the bag (movieclip)

Sally Lloyd-Jones has written the story, about six dispossessed friends who find themselves homeless, in the manner of the type of imaginary land stories writtten by six or seven-year olds themselves, and this childlike quality gives the book much charm. Sue Heap's illustrations are sweetly comical. I particularly like the early double-page spread showing all the princesses of the land having to find alternative ways of carrying their possessions following the great handbag theft by the evil Clasp. One carries a kettle, another a wellington boot. Poor princesses!

David Fickling has had much fun publishing this title, under the imprint David Fickling Bags. Its target audience are 5-7 year-olds who have learnt to read but are not ready for monochrome chapter books (see the author's article in last week's TES), but older children will enjoy the humour in the story, especially the cinematic-style credits at the end.

The Handbag Friends have their own song, sung to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star:

Song movieclip

Song Reprise movieclip

Lotte Klaver #22

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Lotte's sketchbook

Lotte's latest:

Lotte Klaver is a young Dutch illustrator. ACHUKA is featuring her work because we are convinced she has a bright future as an illustrator generally, and as an illustrator of children's books in particular.

Competition

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ONe DAYS LEFT!!! to

Win a pair of Converse All-Star Trainers AND a copy of the latest ACHUKA Choice. See the main page!

Visit the Percy Jackson website...

Book Award Nominees

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Entertainment News Article | Reuters.com

Walter Dean Myers, whose gritty children's books have been banned from some U.S. school libraries, was among the nominees in young people's literature, for "Autobiography of My Dead Brother," published by HarperTempest. The category's other nominees were Jeanne Birdsall for "The Penderwicks," published by Knopf; Adele Griffin for "Where I Want to Be," published by Putnam; Chris Lynch for "Inexcusable," published by Atheneum; and Deborah Wiles for "Each Little Bird That Sings," published by Harcourt.

Not In Front Of The Children

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Independent Online Edition > Features : app2

Not in front of the children When GP Taylor was ejected from a Cornwall school last week, it reminded Philip Kerr of a long line of other authors who were, shall we say, unsuitable ...


The Blue Djinn Of Babylon

Philip Kerr, on his 'children's author' persona

Highly Recommended

Whi Is Jacqueline Wilson?

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Who Is Jacqueline Wilson? - And should Americans read her? By Moira?Redmond

Who Is Jacqueline Wilson? And should Americans read her? By Moira Redmond

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Reading

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BBC NEWS | Wales | Mid Wales | Author's warning on 90th birthday

Young people are not reading as much as they used to, claims a veteran [90 yr-old] Welsh-language children's author... ...

The Quills

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Entertainment News Article | Reuters.co.uk

Rowling won the prize for book of the year and best children's book for "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" while Dylan won best biography/memoir for "Chronicles: Volume One," his personal history as a musician and tortured pop icon...

Lotte Klaver #21

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Lotte's sketchbook

Lotte's latest:

Lotte Klaver is a young Dutch illustrator. ACHUKA is featuring her work because we are convinced she has a bright future as an illustrator generally, and as an illustrator of children's books in particular.

Chris Ryan Feature

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icNewcastle - Staring death in the face

A feature about Chris Ryan...

Narnia Tie-Ins

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Scotland on Sunday - The Review - Narnia blockbuster spells a new chapter for CS Lewis


The upcoming movie adaptation of CS Lewis's book, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, is expected to set a new precedent. Far from sitting back and watching, publisher HarperCollins is working closely with filmmaker Walden Media, unleashing a massive, worldwide marketing drive for the books, timed to coincide with the film - and not only for The Chronicles of Narnia, but most of Lewis's other books as well.
"This is a giant blockbuster for us," said Susan Katz, president and publisher of HarperCollins Children's Books. "The Chronicles of Narnia was already important and big for us, but now with the movie it's taking on a new life of its own. We have 25 movie tie-in editions - it's a huge event." ... ...

ST Book Of The Week

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Children's book of the week - Sunday Times - Times Online

Sunday Times Children's Book Of The Week

High In The Clouds by Paul McCartney et. al.

Nicolette Jones is not all that impressed with this week's selection:

This book had a initial print run of 50,000 copies. It was put together by committee � Paul McCartney, children�s author Philip Ardagh, and animator Geoff Dunbar � and it shows: it is lumbering, awkward and not very beautiful. The pictures have the dull slickness of computerised animation, Ardagh�s wit is laboured, and there are tiresome digressions...

Fasten Your Seatbelt

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Books - reviews and literary news from The Times and The Sunday Times

Amanda Craig approves of the fast-paced adventuring in Skybreaker, Kenneth Oppel's sequel to Airborn:

Skybreaker is the sequel to Airborn, the first of an Indiana Jones-style adventure trilogy set in a world geographically like this one but dominated by zeppelins or airships. The irrepressible cabin boy Matt Cruse won enough treasure at the end of Airborn to afford a place as a trainee at the Airship Academy, but his troubles are by no means over.

Beatrix Potter Exhibition

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Guardian Unlimited Books | Review | Run rabbit run ...

Kathryn Hughes reassess Beatrix Potter's work after viewing a new exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery, wich includes "200-odd paintings, sketches and scribbles on display in an exhibition called Beatrix Potter, Artist and Illustrator at the Dulwich Picture Gallery. Pulled from the 50 or so years of Beatrix Potter's active painting life (she died in 1943, just shy of 80) they show an art that is deeper and wider than anyone whose acquaintance does not extend much beyond a well-chewed copy of Peter Rabbit might imagine."

Peer Approval

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Guardian Unlimited Books | Review | Review: Seeker by William Nicholson

Marcus Sedgwick enjoys Seeker, the start of a new trilogy from William Nicholson:

All trilogies pose a challenge for the author - how to close the story's arc in one volume while leaving enough open to drive the narrative into the next. Seeker achieves an admirable balance, and while the exploits in Anacrea and Radiance close satisfyingly, Seeker's true adventure is still to come.

Higher Ground

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CBBC Newsround | Reviews | Book Review: Higher Ground

CBBC Book Review

Higher Ground [with a foreword by Michael Morpurgo] is a collection of sixteen short stories and each is written by a top children's author. All of the stories are based on the experience of a real child who survived the Boxing Day Tsunami.

Waterstone's Revamp

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Publishing News - News Page

Publishing News reports:

WATERSTONE�S IS REVAMPING its children�s character and reference sections. All Waterstone�s stores are now displaying a newly revised range of titles under the heading �Favourite Characters� within its children�s sections.

Lotte Klaver #20

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Lotte's sketchbook

Lotte's latest:

Lotte Klaver is a young Dutch illustrator. ACHUKA is featuring her work because we are convinced she has a bright future as an illustrator generally, and as an illustrator of children's books in particular.

Author Silenced

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Telegraph | News | Vicar and children's author thrown out of the classroom for swearing

Vicar and children's author thrown out of the classroom for swearing
By Richard Savill
(Filed: 06/10/2005)

A talk by Graham Taylor to a group of Year 7 children was halted when teaching staff objected to his use of graphic vocabulary:

A parish priest who became a best-selling children's author was asked to leave a secondary school because he used "inappropriate language" during a talk to 11- and 12-year-old pupils.

Teachers halted the talk be G P Taylor, the author of Shadowmancer, after he used words such as bum, arse, bogey, fart and crap.

Scotsman's Book Week Recommendations

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Scotsman.com News - Features - Sitting comfortably? Then we will begin our story...

The Scotsman recommends six indispensable children's books for "National Children's Book Week, a UK-wide initiative which aims to promote the power of reading. "

Irish Festival

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Lotte Klaver #19

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Lotte's sketchbook

Lotte's latest:

Lotte Klaver is a young Dutch illustrator. ACHUKA is featuring her work because we are convinced she has a bright future as an illustrator generally, and as an illustrator of children's books in particular.

Lotte Klaver #18

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Lotte's sketchbook

Lotte's latest:

Lotte Klaver is a young Dutch illustrator. ACHUKA is featuring her work because we are convinced she has a bright future as an illustrator generally, and as an illustrator of children's books in particular.

Nestle Shortlist

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The shortlists for the Nestle Children's Book Prize (formerly know as the Smarites Awards) are announced today:

5 years and under:

Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers, published by HarperCollins

Wolves by Emily Gravett, published by Macmillan

The Dancing Tiger by Malachy Doyle, illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher, published by Simon and Schuster

6-8 years:

The Whisperer by Nick Butterworth, published by HarperCollins

Michael Rosen's Sad Book by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Quentin Blake, published by Walker Books

Corby Flood by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell, published by Doubleday

9-11 years:

I, Coriander by Sally Gardner, published by Orion

The Scarecrow and the Servant by Philip Pullman, published by Doubleday

The Whispering Road by Livi Michael, published by Puffin

Eleanor Farjeon Award

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Malorie Blackman was presented with the 2005 Eleanor Farjeon award last week at at the Hall of India, The Royal Over-Seas League, Park Place, St James' Street, London
The other nominees were Sharon Berry, Dick Bruna and Kimberley Reynolds.

Shanville Monthly

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Shanville Monthly 63

Darren Shan's monthly online newsletter for October...

Blue Peter SHortlist

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The Judges � Simon Bartram (writer and illustrator and winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year 2004 (Man on the Moon)), Eleanor Updale (writer and winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2004 (Montmorency)), Richard Marson (Editor of Blue Peter), Liz Barker and Gethin Jones (Blue Peter presenters) � have decided on the following shortlist from which the Blue Peter Young Judges will select the category winners and the overall Blue Peter Book of the Year.

The Book I Can�t Put Down

Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce (Macmillan Children�s Books)

Silverfin by Charlie Higson (Puffin)

Thora by Gillian Johnson (Hodder Children�s Books)

Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo (Collins Children�s Books)


The Best Book with Facts

Explorers Wanted! At the North Pole by Simon Chapman (Egmont Books)

What�s My Family Tree? by Mick Manning and Brita Granstr�m (Watts Publishing)

Art Fraud Detective by Anna Nilsen and Andy Parker (Kingfisher Books)

Rome in Spectacular Cross-Section by Andrew Solway and Stephen Biesty (Oxford University Press)


The Best Illustrated Book to Read Aloud

Biscuit Bear by Mini Grey (Red Fox Children�s Books)

Aristotle by Dick King-Smith and Bob Graham (Walker Books)

Rapunzel: A Groovy Fairy Tale by Lynn Roberts and David Roberts (Chrysalis Children�s Books)

The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler (Macmillan Children�s Books)


The outcome of the Blue Peter Young Judges� deliberations will be announced during Blue Peter on BBC1 on 18th November 2005.

Rick Riordan Interview

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BBC - Radio 4 - GFI

David McFetridge interviews author Rick Riordan about his new book, 'Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief'

Highly Recommended audiofile

Richly Enjoyable

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Books - reviews and literary news from The Times and The Sunday Times

Amanda Craig reviews Love Lessons, the new novel by Jacqueline Wilson:

"the most richly enjoyable Wilson novel for years"

ST Book Of The Week

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Children's book of the week - Sunday Times - Times Online

Sunday Times Children's Book Of The Week


The Worst Wich Saves The Day by Jill Murphy

Like its predecessors, Murphy�s new book is as much about school relationships as it is about magic: about fear of the strict teacher, and of not being good enough; about the know-all who sucks up to the teachers; about finding friends and learning to fit in. Broomsticks, spells and familiars are the props in the drama of school life... ...A great joy of the series is Murphy�s black- and-white illustrations, entirely clear and in tune with the text. NICOLETTE JONES

Grandpa Morpurgo

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Guardian Unlimited | Family | There was an old man with a beard

Starting next week, Michael Morpurgo will be writing a monthly column for The Guardian about being a grandparent.

This article is a sort of introduction to the monthly column.

Guardian WInner Interviewed

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Guardian Unlimited Books | Review | Interview: Kate Thompson

Julia Eccleshare talks to Kate Thompson, winner of the 2005 Guardian Children's Fiction prize

Recommended

Helen Cresswell Times Obit.

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Helen Cresswell - Comment - Times Online

Helen Cresswell - obituary from yesterday's Times...

Terry Deary Themepark

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News - Sunderland Today: News, Sport, Jobs, Property, Cars, Entertainments & More

Children's writer wants city theme park CHILDREN'S author Terry Deary wants to bring his �130million theme-park dream to Wearside. The spectacular attraction, inspired by his bestselling Horrible Histories books, could create more than 4,200 jobs and provide a major tourist draw. The bestselling Sunderland-born writer desperately wants to bring the concept to his home town. He approached South Tyneside Council with the plans � the Terry Deary History Experience � two years ago but is still awaiting a decision. Mr Deary said: "I would like to go into Sunderland. It would be great. I would put my all into it, because Sunderland is my home town."


Neil Gaiman Interview

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