Monthly Archives: June 2015

More from across the pond

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Lionel Bender reports from New York, where the third annual Children’s Non-Fiction conference took place between 12–14 June.

The number of attendees – made up of writers, publishers and academics – reached 160 this year – up 30 since 2014. Lionel told ‘Publishers’ Weekly’ that the aim of the conference was to encourage ‘a dialogue between educators, authors, and publishers’ – and to reach ‘everybody involved in children’s nonfiction in every way’. He’s committed to the genre: ‘Some children read fiction. All children read nonfiction. We have a responsibility to create and provide great non-fiction in print and digital formats.’

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School Library Association Awards shortlist

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The School Library Association shortlist for its 2015 Information Book Award ( flags up three Nibweb members:

  • Nicola Morgan has ‘The Teenage Guide to Stress’ (Walker) in the 12–16 category;teenage-guide-to-stress-nicola-morgan-210x335-210x330
  • Nicola Davies (with Emily Sutton) has ‘Tiny: The Invisible World of Microbes’ (Walker) in the under–7 category (see separate panel for more about this book).
  • Anna Claybourne (with Timothy Knapman) gets a special mention and commendation for ‘The Comedy, History and Tragedy of William Shakespeare’ (illustrated by Adria Meserve) (Watts).isbn9781445131870