Anthony Browne, Hans Christian Anderson Medal recipient, UK Children’s Laureate 2009-11
Michael Morpurgo OBE writer of WAR HORSE, children’s laureate 2003-2005
Michael Rosen, Eleanor Farjeo Award for services to children’s literature, UK Children’s Laureate 2007-2009 – spaeaking at another session
ulia Donaldson MBE, creator of the famous GRUFFALO, UK Children’s Laureate 2011 – 2013
They were brilliant, engrossing, inspiring and displayed the best in children’s writers as well as advocates for literacy and social justice.
Hilarious moment when delegates were asked to come up and perform with Julia Donaldson – Marjorie Couglan editor of Paper Tigers was a hilarious chicken!
Australian Children’s laureate Alison Lester’s words were read out at the IBBY Congress – very proud of that as I sat with her great friend and award winning picture book illustrator Frane Lessac.