ONE MORE SLEEP! The winner of the Little Rebels Award will be announced tomorrow, Saturday May 9th, at the 2015 London Radical Bookfair. And…fanfare…and clashings of cymbals…and tinkling of triangles…we will be joined this year by the following shortlisted Little Rebels authors/illustrators: Bernard Ashley, Chris Haughton, Jessica Shepherd, Anne Booth and Mel Elliott.
Things you need to know:
*it is a free event and is open to all
*the fair runs from midday until 7pm
*the fair is taking place this year at 47/49 Tanner Street SE1 3PL, a short walk from London Bridge and Bermondsey stations
*there will be a packed programme of talks as well as a fantastic range of bookstalls
Plan your visit:
MIDDAY Doors Open
If you’re particularly interested in the Little Rebels/radical children’s books side of things, these are the bits we think will interest you most:
*come and visit the Letterbox Library Bookstand; Kerry, Fen and Jenny will be there all day with the Little Rebels shortlist at very nice prices alongside a broader selection of our inclusive and social justice children’s titles; do say hello!*
3.30pm-4.45pm The Little Rebels Shortlistees in Conversation…
Little Rebels Judge and author, Liz Laird, will be in discussion with authors/illustrators from the Little Rebels shortlist: Bernard Ashley, Chris Haughton, Jessica Shepherd, Anne Booth and Mel Elliott. Liz Bankes from Catnip Books and Janetta Otter-Barry from Frances Lincoln (Otter-Barry Books) will also be on the panel as the respective editors for Trouble on Cable Street (Joan Lingard) and Made By Raffi (Craig Pomranz). Come along and find out how each of the shortlisted books earned their place in the Little Rebels canon of radical children’s fiction!
5pm Announcement of Award Winners The judges will announce the winners of both Bread & Roses and Little Rebels. Wendy Cooling will present the award for the Little Rebels Award for Radical Children’s Fiction.
7pm Doors Close