Children's Laureate Special

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Children's Laureate Special.

First created in 1999, the position of Children's Laureate is awarded every two years to an eminent writer or illustrator of children's books and designed to celebrate outstanding achievement in their field while thrusting them into the limelight to champion young reading.

The current Children's Laureate Malorie Blackman, along with two former Laureates Dame Jacqueline Wilson and Michael Rosen discuss the role, from the joys of inspiring children to read to dealing with politicians. They explain how they put their own stamp on the job and its on-going legacy

Producer: Andrea Kidd.

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28 minutes

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Thu 2 Jan 2014 15:30


Michael Rosen recommends:

Classic: Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kaster

Modern: Dark Lord by Jamie Thomson


Jacqueline Wilson recommends:

Classic: What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge

Modern: Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell


Malorie Blackman recommends:

Classic: The Silver Chair by C S Lewis

Modern: Wonder by R J Palacio


Michael Rosen books:

Choosing Crumble - Anderson Press

Fluff the Farting Fish - Anderson Press

We're Going on a Bear Hunt - Walker Books

You Can't Catch Me - Walker Books


Jacqueline Wilson books:

Diamond - Doubleday

Illustrated Mum - Yearling

Tracy Beaker Series - Yearling

Hetty Feather Series - Yearling


Malorie Blackman books:

Noble Conflict - Doubleday

Boy's Don't Cry - Corgi

Pig Heart Boy - Corgi

Noughts and Crosses Series - Corgi


Role Contributor
PresenterMariella Frostrup
Interviewed GuestMalorie Blackman
Interviewed GuestJacqueline Wilson
Interviewed GuestMichael Rosen
ProducerAndrea Kidd

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