Motion to Chair Children's Laureate selection panel

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Children's Laureate Selection Panel

Andrew Motion, the Poet Laureate and Chair of Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA), is to chair the selection panel for the sixth Children's Laureate, who will succed Michael Rosen later this year. The panel comprises Sarah Clarke - Children's Buying Manager, Waterstone's; Julia Eccleshare - children's book critic, Co-Director of the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education, who will represent the Children's Laureate committee; Nikki Heath - SLA School Librarian of the Year 2008, librarian at Werneth School, Stockport; Jake Hope - Children's Librarian for Lancashire Libraries and a freelance consultant; Fiona Smith - representing the Federation of Children's Book Groups; and Charles Butler - Senior Lecturer, University of the West of England.

The new Children's Laureate will be announced on 9 June.

Although it seems only a moment ago that Michael Rosen was appointed Laureate, and I would personally like to see him remain in post for two more years (the length of a single Presidential term), we are nevertheless delighted to see two people on this panel previously connected with ACHUKA: Jake Hope (regular reviewer) and Charles Butler (previously a moderator on the old ACHUKA forum). Good on you, Jake and Charles - I know you'll help the panel make a wise choice.

Jake - how ARE you?? You've been off my radar for a long while now!

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