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How hard can it be to write books for young children? Come and find out!

Come to the Education focus group’s final social of the year, where Annemarie Young will address the question ‘How hard can it be to write books for young children?’.

Is there anyone who hasn’t looked at a children’s picture book – or more especially a ‘reading’ book brought home from school – and thought ‘I could do that!’ or ‘Do the authors get paid for this?’?

Annemarie will take us through the process of producing some of these books, illustrating the talk with examples of different stages of the process.

There will be lots of picture books and ‘reading’ books to look at, and opportunities for discussion and conversation and, of course, a chance to network and engage with other college members in Education.

To celebrate the return of spring, we will be providing free wine, soft drinks and barbeque food (with veggie options).


About the speaker:

Hughes Hall Senior member Annemarie Young is a writer and series editor of non-fiction for older children, and fiction for young readers. Previously, she was a publisher for twenty years at Cambridge University Press, where she developed Cambridge Reading, a highly acclaimed early years and Primary reading series. Since 2003 she has been Series Editor of Oxford University Press’s home learning series linked to the Oxford Reading Tree, and is the author of over 60 titles in that series.

Her latest non-fiction projects include Young Palestinians Speak: Living Under Occupation (Interlink), written with Anthony Robinson; and three books in Wayland’s Big Questions series, written with Michael Rosen: Who are Refugees and Migrants? (shortlisted for the School Libraries Association non-fiction award 2017), What is Humanism? and What is Right and Wrong?.


If you wish to attend this event, please register via the Eventbrite page (link below).