New Library at CLPE

New Library at CLPE

Committee member Ferelith talking to our recent Honour Book nominee SF Said in front of Varjak Paw, one of the series of panels by children’s illustrators Many of us were at the opening of the wonderful new CLPE (Centre for Literacy in Primary Education) library in...
Books Without Words

Books Without Words

Twenty years ago, in 1999, when I was Books Editor of Practical Parenting magazine, I wrote a ‘Bookshelf’ feature on wordless picturebooks (also known as ‘silent books’) for under-5s. It included Peter Collington’s The Tooth Fairy (1995), Quentin Blake’s Clown (1995)...
The Migrations Exhibition Hosted by ICPBS

The Migrations Exhibition Hosted by ICPBS

The Migrations Exhibition is the brainchild of illustration lecturers from the International Centre for the Picture Book in Society (ICPBS) at the University of Worcester, our colleagues in nomination process for the Biennial of Illustration Bratislava.   The...
IBBY Honour List Event Celebration

IBBY Honour List Event Celebration

Last’s week celebration of IBBY UK's Honour List was very special. The IBBY Honour List is a biennial selection of outstanding, recently published books, honouring writers, illustrators and translators from IBBY member countries. It is one of the many ways through...
IBBY Congress, Athens, 2018

IBBY Congress, Athens, 2018

IBBY Athens was my fourth IBBY Congress. Attending an IBBY Congress is hugely enriching on a personal level, but the networks and the level of engagement with colleagues around the world also helps us do a better job of running IBBY in the UK. It reinforces how...