June 8th, 2019

presenting the FCBG children's book awards

Today I got to host the 39th Children's Book Award ceremony for the Federation of Children's Book Groups, at the Copthorne Tara Hotel in London. And since I was hosting, the coordinators set a hat theme - how cool is that! Here's a young comics creator who sat at my table, wearing a very fine hat:

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Here you can see all the shortlisted writers and illustrators on stage, from left to right: a reader standing in for Matt Stanton (who was in Australia, author of Funny Kid Stand Up), writer Catherine Doyle with The Storm Keeper's Island, writer-illustrator Alex T Smith with Mr Penguin: The Fortress of Secrets, writer-illustrator Duncan Beedie with The Last Chip, writer-illustrator Arree Chung with Mixed, writer Tom Palmer with Armistice Runner, writer Lisa Thompson with The Light Jar, illustrator Steve Brown and writer John Condon with The Wondrous Dinosaurium, writer John Kelly with What Do You Do if your House is a Zoo? (illustrated by Steph Laberism), and illustrator PJ Lynch with The Dog Who Lost his Bark (written by Eoin Colfer).

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