Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Michelle Paver Exhibition

Cambridge University's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology has display cases based on Wolf Brother and Spirit Walker . The displays form part of a series of displays at the Museum based on novels for children and for adults and, says the museum, they were impressed by the quality of her research, the accuracy of her descriptions and how well they matched the objects in the collection. For more information go to www.torak.info

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Book Trust Early Years Shortlist

Baby Book Award

Baby’s Very First Book: Day illus. Angela Brooksbank (Campbell Books)
Baby Loves Peekaboo! by Dawn Sirett, designer Rachael Parfitt (Dorling Kindersley)
Daddy Hug by Tim Warnes, illus. Jane Chapman (HarperCollins)
Baby Touch: Playtime Book and DVD by Justine Smith, illus. Fiona Land (Ladybird)
Is This My Nose? illus. Georgie Birkett (Red Fox)
Amazing Baby: Rainbow Fun! by Emily Hawkins, illus. Emma Dodd (Templar)

Pre-School Award

It’s a George Thing! by David Bedford, illus. Russell Julian (Egmont)
Grizzly Dad by Joanna Harrison (David Fickling)
The Cow That Laid an Egg by Andy Cutbill, illus. Russell Ayto (HarperCollins)
Wendel’s Workshop by Chris Riddell (Macmillan)
The Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis, illus. Gwen Millward (Puffin)
There’s An Ouch in My Pouch! by Jeanne Willis, illus. Garry Parsons (Puffin)

Best Emerging Illustrator

That Yucky Love Thing by Michael Catchpool, illus. Victoria Ball (Gullane)
Here Comes Frankie! by Tim Hopgood (Macmillan)
Eliot Jones, Midnight Superhero by Anne Cottringer, illus. Alex T Smith (Scholastic)
Bridget Fidget by Joe Berger (Puffin)
The Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis, illus. Gwen Millward (Puffin)
Ape by Martin Jenkins, illus. Vicky White (Walker)

The winners will be announced on 23 September