Children’s non-fiction author (and Nibweb member) Cath Senker is one of the three judges for this year’s ALCS Educational Writers’ Award. A prize of £2,000 will be awarded to the author who has produced an outstanding example of traditionally published non-fiction for 5 to 11 year olds.
Cath says, ‘It’s been a great opportunity to read through recently published books and survey the landscape of children’s educational titles. Some are going for mass-market appeal with bright illustrations and humour, while others stick to the classic children’s non-fiction format but add in some interactive elements such as puzzles.’
The prizewinner will be announced on 1 December at an award ceremony at the House of Commons.
STOP PRESS: Nibweb member Anne Rooney is on the shortlist, with ‘Space Record Breakers’ (Carlton Kids).
The full shortlist can be seen at: http://www.alcs.co.uk