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Children's books eight times as likely to feature animal main characters than BAME people

According to UK study, just 5% of children’s books have black, Asian or minority ethnic protagonists – a small improvement from 1% in 2017Two years after the stark revelation that only 1% of British children’s books featured a main character who was black, Asian or minority ethnic, the... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-11-11 00:01:23 UTC ]
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Obituary: Michael Bond

British children’s author Michael Bond, widely known for his books starring Paddington bear, has died at the age of 91. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Brian Wildsmith

British children's author and illustrator Brian Wildsmith, praised for his creative range of style and subject, died on August 31 in Grasse, France. He was 86. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-09-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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British children's stories startup Lost My Name tells a $9m funding tale

After 600k personalised picture-book sales, London firm secures investment from Silicon Valley firms Google Ventures and GreycroftChildren’s storytelling startup Lost My Name raised its first $100k of funding in 2014 on TV show Dragon’s Den. Now the London-based firm is turning to Silicon Valley... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2015-06-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children's book start-up Lost My Name plans global expansion

British children’s book start-up Lost My Name is planning to expand into several new territories in 2015 after claiming it outsold Julia Donaldson’s Superworm in 2015.   The company sells personalised picture books via its website www.lostmy.name. Customers create a book by entering the name... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-01-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lost chapter of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory published

Chapter with more characters and Quentin Blake illustration deemed 'too wild' for British children appears for first timeA lost chapter of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, deemed too wild, subversive and insufficiently moral for the tender minds of British children almost 50 years ago, has... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2014-08-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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