Taking time to honor progress–and point to the need for more–England’s BookTrust reflects on diversity’s place in kids’ reading.
The UK’s Bournemouth University Opens Its New Media Writing Prize to Entries
The New Media Writing Prize is in its 13th year at Bournemouth University, and is open now for entries in digital, interactive works.
The UK’s BookTrust Revitalizes Its ‘BookStart Baby Bag’ Program
The British charity BookTrust refreshed its Bookstart Baby Bag program which donates new board books to families with babies.
The UK/Ireland World Book Day Emphasizes Family Reading
While Nielsen says reading declined ‘slightly’ in the pandemic year, the UK’s World Book Day emphasis is on family reading with youngsters.
The Netherlands’ ‘Renew the Book’ Names Its 2021 Longlist
The ‘Renew the Book’ Innovation Award is intended to support Dutch startups and organizations that promote reading.
Rights Roundup: Critical Thinking in a Long, Hot Summer
From Sweden, Denmark, the UK, Australia, the USA, the Netherlands, and Norway, today’s titles include children’s books and an LGBT graphic novel.
The UK’s CILIP 2020 Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals: Diversity Aware
With 162 nominations, the library-based CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway programs are operating on diversity guidance from a survey of past selections.
UK’s Publishers Association Leads ‘Axe the Reading Tax’ Campaign
With Brexit looming larger as the UK’s new government takes charge, the publishing industry steps up its drive to drop the VAT on ebooks and digital content
London Book Fair Designates its Official 2019 Illustrator and Poet
The Jamaican-English poet Raymond Antrobus and ‘Elmer the Patchwork Elephant’ illustrator David McKee are recognized this year by the London Book Fair.