The winner of the inaugural Margaret Mallett Award for Children’s Non-Fiction is
It Starts With a Seed by Laura Knowles, illustrated by Jennie Webber
words & pictures, 978190277171
The prize was established by the English Association in memory of Margaret Mallett, a Fellow of the English Association and a long-serving member of the editorial board of the journal English 4-11, who died after a short illness in March 2017.
The Association writes: “Margaret was a passionate advocate for high quality books for children, and in particular non-fiction books. She had a deep and wide-ranging knowledge of children’s literature, and her reviews of new titles in Books for Keeps and the School Librarian were hugely admired. She was able to get to the heart of a book and deliver a perceptive judgement that was both just and generous.”
The prize was announced on 26th April at a Memorial Service for Margaret in Richmond upon Thames and will be presented at the English Association’s Annual General Meeting on 24th May.
It Starts With a Seed is also shortlisted for the English 4-11 Picture Book Awards.
via Winner of the Inaugural Margaret Mallett Award for Children’s Non-Fiction Announced — University of Leicester.