Two months to go…
In June, the next Children’s Laureate will be announced. Michael Thorn on Achuka blog has posted an interesting article from The Independent speculating who this next laureate might be. Out of the list in this article, my personal favourites are David Almond and Anthony Browne. They both would make very different laureates to those who have gone before. Especially Anthony Browne I think. I saw him perform to a group of trainee primary school teachers at a Write Away Read to Inspire conference last year. He was softly spoken and fascinating, just like his beautiful illustrations.
The list in the article is by no means complete in my eyes. So many other authors and illustrators that should and could be on there. Eoin Colfer for one, and the Books Blog on the Guardian website back in November last year mentions Francesca Simon and Roger McGough who definitely should be in the running. The comments on the Guardian’s blog entry are worth reading.
We shall just have to wait and see!