Tuesday, June 4, 2013

New Children's Laureate announced today

Sheffield sends huge congratulation to the new Children's Laureate  2013- 2015

Malorie Blackman!

Malorie was the overall winner of the Sheffield Children's Book Award with Noughts and Crosses in 2002.

Her key hopes are;

  • to encourage teachers to read to children for 10 minutes every day 
  • to encourage every child to have a library card! (We strongly agree with those sentiments here in Sheffield.)
  • Use short stories on line to encourage further reading with young people.

Malorie says Wonder by R j Palacio is one her favourite books - ours too - see our current shortlist!