Booktrust, 'Line of Fire' school event with Barroux
Barroux: author of 'Line of Fire: Diary of an Unknown Soldier', talks to students at Marlybone C.E. School at an event organised by Booktrust, in partnership with publisher Phoenix Yard Books, as part of our work to support children's books in translation. London - February 2014
The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award 2014 - Adam Johnson interview
The author of this year's winning story speaks about the inspiration for 'Nirvana', what it feels like to win and how Barack Obama could aid his story.
The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award is managed by reading charity Booktrust; for more information about the prize visit: www.booktrust.org.uk/SundayTimesEFG
Malorie Blackman and Niamh Sharkey in conversation at Stormont, Belfast.
To finish her Stories Tour in Northern Ireland, UK Children's Laureate Malorie Blackman took part in an in-conversation event with Laureate na n-Og Niamh Sharkey, which was facilitated by Marie-Louise Muir.
It took place in The Long Gallery, Parliament Buildings, Stormont, on Friday 21st March 2014, and was hosted by Basil McCrea, MLA.
Booktrust, Reading Changes Lives Conference, March 2014
Exploring links between reading and social mobility with panellists: Children's Laureate, Malorie Blackman; Commissioner of Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission, Anne Marie Carrie; Former Education Secretary, Alan Johnson MP; Director of Research and Development, NIACE, Carol Taylor and Liam Fox MP.
Your top ten children's books!
We invited book fans of all ages to pick their ultimate books to read before the age of 14 from our list of the 100 best children's books from the last century. Here are the nation's top ten.
BBC National Short Story Award 2013
Booktrust speaks to the shortlisted authors at the BBC National Short Story Award 2012 award ceremony about the inspiration behind their stories and what the form means to them.
Laura Dockrill's WOT
Booktrust's online writer in residence Laura Dockrill was joined by Malorie Blackman, Dawn O'Porter, Caitlin Moran and Dawn O'Porter for a very event celebrating children's books and inspiring female characters. Find out more at http://booktrust.org.uk/books/writing/online-writer-in-residence/laura-dockrill-women-on-top/
Laura Dockrill on children's book inspirations
Online writer in residence Laura Dockrill talks to Booktrust's Anna Loudon about the children's books that have inspired her as a writer, including books by Roald Dahl, Maurice Sendak, J M Barrie and Dr Seuss
Laura Dockrill on keeping an ideas books
Online writer in residence Laura Dockrill tells Booktrust's Anna Loudon about why all aspiring writers should keep an ideas book, journal or writing rough book, and suggests some tips for getting started.
The Ugly Duckling: with top tips
Find more fairy tale fun at www.bookstart.org.uk/duckling
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Read by Julie Hesmondhalgh for National Bookstart Week 2013