Friday, October 06, 2006

Report on What Makes a Children's Book Great

Notes from the Slush Pile has a detailed and fascinating report on this recent discussion co-sponsored by SCBWI British Isles and the Society of Authors. She tells how author Tony Bradman, reviewer Julia Eccleshare and teacher Gwynneth Bailey responded to the question: What Makes a Children's Book Great. Read the full post here.

Also, if you haven't heard about it yet and are interested in children's book stuff, 11th November will see the 13th annual British IBBY/NCRCL MA conference. The theme is Time Everlasting: Representations of Past, Present and Future in Children's Literature, and speakers include authors Celia Rees, Jamila Gavin, Mary Hoffman, Theresa Breslin, Philip Reeve (recent winner of the Guardian Children's Book Award), and a reception honoring Philippa Pearce; as well as academics Victor Watson, Margaret Meek, Morag Styles and Farah Mendlesohn. Bookings are coming fast and furious, so if you do plan to come I suggest you book a place soon. You can find the full programme and download a booking form from the website.


At 4:15 AM, Anonymous Candy said...

Thanks for linking to me, Laura. I would have loved to go the NBBY conference but it conflicts with the British SCBWI Writer's Day on the same day! Would have loved to hear Celia Reese speaking. Regards, Candy

Notes from the Slushpile

At 4:20 AM, Blogger Laura Atkins said...

I know - it's a shame that they're on the same day! Next year we'll have to try to make sure the schedules don't conflict, since I'm sure many people would like to come to both. Perhaps you can write a report on that and I can do the same for our?


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