Q&A with author Melvin Burgess

Q&A with author Melvin Burgess

A blog by Hannah Kate about IBBY UK's recent Q&A with author Melvin Burgess at Manchester’s Portico Library. A Patron of The Portico Library, Melvin Burgess is an award-winning author of children's and young adult fiction. Often referred to as 'the godfather of teen...
Silent Books at Glasgow University

Silent Books at Glasgow University

Jennifer Farrar describes her sessions with students at Glasgow University using the IBBY Silent Books Collection. We weren’t entirely sure what to expect of the two grey crates of Silent Books when they arrived at Glasgow University’s School of Education. Would many...
A Place at the Table

A Place at the Table

'A Place at the Table' provides a unique space for children's book publishers (and other parties) to come together in order to explore ways of effecting real change, share good practice and commit to specific practical action on inclusion and diversity. On Tuesday 6...
Happily Ever After…

Happily Ever After…

The IBBY/NCRCL annual conference for 2017, Happily Ever After: The Evolution of Fairy Tales Across Time and Culture, was held on Saturday November 11 at the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education, near London’s Waterloo Road. The first speaker was Vanessa Joosen...
IBBY Honours List 2016 event at Waterstones

IBBY Honours List 2016 event at Waterstones

IBBY Honour List 2018 is open for nominations The Waterstones' room was pleasantly crowded as we gathered to celebrate the IBBY UK nominations for the IBBY Honour Book List 2016. This was not just a wine and nibbles event; rather we were able to meet the nominees and...
Welcome to Nowhere

Welcome to Nowhere

David McDowall Elizabeth Laird Can children’s books inspire empathy and move people to action? The answer from the Waterstones' audience last Thursday was… a hopeful yes. Book lovers, activists, teachers, authors and publishers had all gathered at Waterstones...