The Katie Morag Treasury / Books with a strong sense of location

posted in: Mairi Hedderwick | 6

Over the last couple of year’s I’ve read quite a lot about how children’s books with a very specific cultural setting are not favoured by publishers because it is hard to sell rights widely; publishers are keen for “universal” stories … Continued

Diversity in picture books and the astonishing case of the stolen stories

posted in: Anca Sandu | 10

“Books transmit values. They explore our common humanity. What is the message when some children are not represented in those books?” Last weekend Walter Dean Myers, a previous National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature (the US equivalent of the UK’s … Continued