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Winners announced for the English 4-11 Picture Book Awards

Winners announced for the English 4-11 Picture Book Awards

Posted by hl11 at May 10, 2017 10:10 AM |

The Winners of the 2017 Picture Book Awards were announced on 10 May 2017.

Words and pictures that perfectly collide to create moments of magic on the page help build a lifelong love of reading.  It’s a rare gift to bring text and illustration together in a way that engages the mind and stimulates the imagination.  The English 4-11 Picture Book Awards celebrate some of the best illustrated books for younger readers.  Dive in and explore them with us.

Fiction 4-7

Oi Dog! Kes & Claire Gray, illustrated by Jim Field, Hachette, ISBN 9781444919592

Fiction 7-11

The Journey Francesca Sanna   Flying Eye Books, ISBN 9781909263994

Non-Fiction 4-7

The Big Book of Bugs Yuval Zommer & Barbara Watson, Thames & Hudson, ISBN 9780500650677

Non-Fiction 7-11

The Stone Age: Hunters, Gatherers and Woolly Mammoths Marcia Williams, Walker Books, ISBN 9781406370836

The awards will be presented at the English Association's Annual General Meeting on 24th May at the British Academy in London.

Academics in the Classroom: English Outreach edited by Catherine Redford, out now

Academics in the Classroom: English Outreach edited by Catherine Redford, out now

Posted by hl11 at May 03, 2017 04:17 PM |

The latest in our Issues in English series - Academics in the Classroom: English Outreach, edited by Catherine Redford - was launched on Thursday 27th April at Hertford College, Oxford.

This collection of essays came out of ‘Academics in the Classroom’, a two-day intensive workshop that brought teachers of Key Stage 4 and 5 English Language and Literature together with early career researchers from universities across the UK. The workshop focussed on the topic of English outreach, considering how academics currently engage with schools and – crucially – discussing how we might work together and innovate in the future. Several collaborations have come out of this event, and our mailing list continues to put academics and teachers in touch with the aim of implementing future projects. Further details about the project – including information about joining the mailing list – are available on the website, http://english-outreach.blogspot.co.uk/

Academics in the Classroom: English Outreach are also presenting a session at our upcoming conference English: Shared Futures 5-7 July 2017 at the Civic Centre in Newcastle upon Tyne. Their session - Academics in the Classroom: How Can Universities Deliver English Outreach for Schools - takes place on Friday 7th July at 12.30.

 

Winner of the Inaugural Margaret Mallett Award for Children's Non-Fiction Announced

Winner of the Inaugural Margaret Mallett Award for Children's Non-Fiction Announced

Posted by hl11 at Apr 27, 2017 08:42 AM |

We are pleased to announce the winner of the inaugural Margaret Mallett Award for Children's Non-Fiction

It Starts With a Seed by Laura Knowles, illustrated by Jennie Webber

words & pictures, 978190277171

The prize has been established by the English Association in memory of Margaret Mallett, a Fellow of the English Association and a long-serving member of the editorial board of our journal English 4-11, who died after a short illness in March 2017.Margaret was a passionate advocate for high quality books for children, and in particular non-fiction books. She had a deep and wide-ranging knowledge of children's literature, and her reviews of new titles in Books for Keeps and the School Librarian were hugely admired. She was able to get to the heart of a book and deliver a perceptive judgement that was both just and generous.

The prize was announced on 26th April at a Memorial Service for Margaret in Richmond upon Thames and will be awarded at the English Association's Annual General Meeting on 24th May.

It Starts With a Seed is also shortlisted for the English 4-11 Picture Book Awards. You can read our review here https://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/english-association/primary/english-4-11-book-awards/2017-awards/2017-reviews

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