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Two new publishing houses for children's books have sparked debate in gender-equal Sweden over their professed aim of instilling the country's open-minded social values in the next generation...


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Busy, colourful Blog (in French) by the author, Véronique Massenot.


Children's Books From Holland

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from the blog of Dutch author, Ted van Lieshout

Astrid Lindgren

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Sweden marks Lindgren, Linnaeus anniversaries this year

Sweden is preparing a host of special events this year to commemorate children's author Astrid Lindgren, who would have turned 100 this year, as well as the 300th anniversary of the birth of botanist Carl Linnaeus.Lindgren, who died in 2002, was the creator of the character Pippi Longstocking. In May, an Astrid Lindgren Museum is due to be dedicated at Nas, a farm outside the town of Vimmerby, in the province of Smaland, where Lindgren was born. ...

SCWBI Bologna

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Authors and illustrators: Scott Westerfeld, Justine Larbalestier, Sara Rojo, Doug Cushman
Editors:Victoria Arms/Bloomsbury, Judy Zylstra/Eerdmans, Mary Rodgers/Lerner.
Agents: Rosemary Canter/PFD, Barry Goldblatt/Barry Goldblatt Literary, Rosemary Stimola
in hands-on workshops and roundtable discussions: SCBWI Bologna, 25-26 March 2006.

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Athens Awards Ceremony

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High Profile State Children�s Literature Awards Ceremony
report by Dominique Sandis

On the evening of the 21st of March the Ceremony for the 2004 State Children�s Literature Prizes was held at the Athens Music Megaron...

The JKR Of Greece?

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GreeceNow: Unconventional storyteller

"In parallel with his career as a children's book writer, Trivizas is a lawyer and academic who teaches criminology at England's Reading University... ..."

Cornelia Funke Interview

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Asterix Addixion

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Asterix Addixion

"If Orion Books had just found and published one of the 'lost' Shakespeare plays - Cardenio, perhaps, or Love's Labours Won or the supposedly destroyed second part of Gogol's Dead Souls, I could not have been more excited than when I learnt of the publication of 14 previously untranslated Asterix stories in a new book called Asterix and the Class Act... .."

Giles Coren in long feature from The Times

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