The Children's Bookshow was so sorry to hear that the wonderful and indomitable Judith Kerr had died at the age of 95 at the end of May. We have been reminiscing about our last event with Judith and the late John Burningham, another titan of children's book illustration, at The Old Vic in London in 2017. This event, expertly chaired by Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times Children's Books Editor, and attended by 949 children and their teachers was a moment in history, a last chance to see two of the greatest picture book creators on stage together telling their fascinating stories about their working lives and how they create.
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Bookshow at Home: Summer Reading List
The last Bookshow at Home newsletter is a special edition this week, with our brilliant, vibrant recommended reads for the summer. Enjoy!
Gallery of Children's Work
Have a look at some of the work that children have been submitting to our online gallery.
Bookshow at Home with Alexis Deacon
Write a phrase book for an alien visitor to earth, create a junk modelling spaceship or draw a picture of your favourite thing about home! This week's Book of the Week newsletter and activities all focus on the wonderful Beegu, written and illustrated by Alexis Deacon.
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