The award, continues the Frances Lincoln’s tradition of promoting writing which celebrates cultural diversity and cultural and social tolerance. It provides a platform for new authors to present their work and celebrate aspects of their own culture through the world of children’s books.
The award is also supported by The Arts Council and encourages writers to have a voice and to reach out to all children, and especially for children who can find reflections of their own lives in the stories.
“Diversity in children’s books is crucial – in this ever-shrinking world we are all foreigners somewhere. I’m delighted to be part of an award recognising the importance of this element in young people’s fiction.”
Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty (The National Council for Civil Liberties)
This year the short list is
One of a Kind by Jude (Najoud) Ensaff
Samosa Girl by Swapna Haddow
You’re Not Proper by Tariq Mehmood
From dark secrets, from characters whose existence is shaped by issues of war,to children with multiple identities, these are all great books to be short listed.
Dolphin Booksellers will post the announcements.
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Check out what happens when you visit Type Books in Ontario, Canada. Could it happen in your high street too?
Maybe it happens in your own house on the bookshelves, when you are fast asleep…..
Start being creative and have fun, learning too with ideas for children and for adults.
Take two minutes out to watch the video on Dolphin Booksellers. W’er about to have a page for short book videos too. Maybe even a visit to our online anytime book shop and buy a new book, whilst Spring is just about to happen.
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” …there are some stories that when you hear them for the very first time it is as if you know them, as they are part of your soul. You then spend the rest of your life trying to understand them…. It is a journey, an adventure, a love story that in the writing took an unexpected turn.”
It is a magical story and a book to treasure and return to. It will make you go back to it and try and relive the story or find yourself as the girl seeking through all the winds to find her lost love in the castle east of the sun and west of the moon.
Published by Frances Lincoln the book is available via this Amazon link. The format of the book is wonderful with a neat hardcover. It’s a book for a present and especially for yourself too, a treat and a joy.
Jackie lives in a small house by the sea in Pembrokeshire where she writes and paints. She has a range of wonderful books, such as The Snow Leopard and Can You See a Little Bear? Jackie’s website is a dream and is worth hours of exploring.
There is a competition to win the necklace from East of the Sun, West of the Moon on Jackie’s blog.
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The Federation of Childrens’ Book Groups annual conference was a great event held over the weekend of March 23rd and 24th.
Not the usual Spring like feel as the snow blew in from the east and in Suffolk, that means cold!
The engaging authors,publishers stalls,splendid array of books for sale(Norfolk Children’s Book Centre) made it a weekend of books, stories and illustrations.
Saturday was the busiest day and authors enlivened the discussions with slides and talks about their writing, their books and all the things that just makes their books special.
Authors we especially connected with;
But especially the work of Gill Lewis,
‘I turned my back on books, but other children got lost in the magic of books, I couldn’t get lost in that world.’
You can buy more books from the pages of Dolphin Booksellers, and we will make a donation to supporting Kalpana to get to school in Nepal.
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Are you ready for the Biggest Show on Earth?
World Book Day in 2013 is going to be a big one! There’s loads going on, take some time in the day to be part of it.
Schools we work with are gearing up for all sorts of fun, from dressing up as book characters to using the World Book Day website to access children’s authors like Mallory Blackman in video on how to start a story.
For starters and to get ready for a bonanza of books, reading, authors, stories and fun try clicking through to these World Book Day events.
Find an event near you, competitions, games and videos.
Find how you can buy the books for £1. Have fun.
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Over the next few weeks, we will be in Sydney, meeting with authors and colleagues to develop the project.
A funding route is being explored and if successful will support the project for a time.
Books Go Walkabout, a project which is on its way into 2013 and will bring more books and authors to children across the world.
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‘One of the truly great stories of the survival of the human spirit against all odds,’ says Michael Morpurgo.
A remarkable story of a girl who starts out at age 10 from her comfortable home in Poland. With her family they travel for six weeks in a cattle truck as they are transported to Siberia. Esther lives for the next five years in exile and learns to live with hunger, loss and a deep struggle for the barest essentials.
Twenty years later and settled in New York, Esther writes her story. A story that cries out to be read from the very first page.
To find more books that are classics or favourites from the past, visit Jane Nissen Books, a wealth of stories that should not be forgotten.
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Cassia can’t wait for her first visit to India… Bollywood glamour, new friends, a new adventure into this exciting world.
But it doesn’t work out quite like that!
Kerala has a life all of it’s own and the culture shock is HUGE! and then her Mum’s new romance with ‘call me V’ Mr Chaudury, her own stand off with fashion mad Priyanka takes over. But pop idol Jonny Gold arrives on the beach with his new song, Om Shanti, Babe, sparking a mystery, new friendships, a race to save the mangrove swamps…
Om Shanti, Babe, a roller coaster journey of discovery with an exciting environmental twist- all against the backdrop of beautiful Kerala.
The Frances Lincoln Diverse Voices Award encourages and promotes diversity in children’s fiction. Jointly founded by Frances Lincoln Ltd and Seven Stories, the national centre for children’s books it is a powerful voice for the world of children.
Om Shanti, Babe is published by Janetta Otter-Barry at Frances Lincoln. Buy direct from Frances Lincoln or through Dolphin Booksellers.
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The Casual Vacancy by J.K Rowling
Pre-order now for September 27th 2012 release…
Your chance to get ahead and enjoy a J.K. Rowling book all for yourself!
Click on the book to pre-order at Amazon price of £9.86 (saving of £10.14)
The first novel for adults by J.K.Rowling will be released on Thursday 27th September.
A big novel about a small town, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults. It is the work of a storyteller like no other.
When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock.
Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty facade is a town at war.
Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils… Pagford is not what it first seems.
And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?
It’s going to be the Big Read and Must Have book.
Pre- order through Dolphin’s link to Amazon or just click on the book cover above.
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