It has now been launched – the National Year of Reading 2012.
This is a great thing. Of course for me personally I don’t need it to be a particular year for reading to be a great thing, though I am well aware of the fact that reading isn’t so vital so many as it is to me.
So in honour of this year here are a few related clips.
Further information about this can be found here.
184 candidates from 66 countries are nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2012. This was revealed at the Frankfurt Book Fair on Thursday October 13th 2011.
Over one hundred expert organisations from all over the world have nominated the candidates. The recipient or recipients of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award will be announced on March 20th 2012.
Here are some of the authors you may be familiar with:
There are of course many other names of authors/illustrators/individuals/organisations who have contributed to children’s literacy and the full list can be found here.
A huge congratulations must go out to all these incredible people and organisations.