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We had the chance to chat with award-winning illustrator Joe Todd-Stanton about his beautiful book ‘The Secret of Black Rock’; the third book penned and illustrated by Joe. Nominated for this years Children’s Book Award, hosted by the Federation of Children’s Book Groups and sponsored by BookLife Publishing, Joe discusses his inspiration, childhood and passion for storytelling. Why did you choose to become an illustrator? I was very lucky growing to have two parents who loved and made their own art. So from a young age I was encouraged to draw and paint. As I grew up I wanted to...

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It's not every day that you get to interview an award winning author who has eaten a tarantula! Katherine Rundell has been nominated for the Children's Book of the Year, which is an award hosted by the Federation of the Children's Book Group and sponsored by BookLife Publishing. We wanted to find out what inspired her to write such a compelling book and which authors inspired her to become a writer to begin with. Why did you choose to become an author? I can't remember a time when I didn't want to be a writer - it always seemed to...

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Top Children's authors take centre stage BookLife helped celebrate one of the most star-studded children’s book events of the year last weekend; as the annual Children’s Book Award was presented to last year’s winner, Sir Michael Morpurgo.  The annual conference brings together hundreds of librarians, teachers, book lovers and members of the Federation of Children’s Book Groups to celebrate the best children’s books of the year. This year was particularly special as it represents a landmark 50th year of the federation, and with BookLife announcing themselves as headline sponsors for next year, the sky’s the limit! The event was a huge success with some of the...

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