Ten more children’s books to read…

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After talking on BBC Radio Wales last night about THE 50 BOOKS EVERY CHILD SHOULD READ BY AGE 16 list published ahead of World Book Day, I got to thinking about which books I’d add. So here are ten children’s books I love and loved. NB unlike the list, I’m not saying anyone should read [...]

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Posted on: March 3rd, 2015
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Calling Young Women of the British Publishing Industry!

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Have you heard about the Kim Scott Walwyn Prize? Yes? Have you been working in publishing for fewer than seven years? Yes? Do you think your achievements are deserving of an award which celebrates your creativity, professionalism and potential? No? I thought so. I’m not sure I can fully explain why, but despite knowing absolutely [...]

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Posted on: January 21st, 2013
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Stats on YA Covers

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This makes for fascinating reading, and interesting viewing. Kate Hart, YA Author, looks at YA cover trends in 2011. It got me thinking about what I’ve discussed with colleagues many times before: Why are there so many books with people’s faces cropped off, silhouetted characters, and models backs turned to us? (In this selection, around [...]

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Posted on: June 6th, 2012
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