Announcing Our Conference Programme!

We are delighted to announce the programme for the 20th annual IBBY/NCRCL Conference!  Registration for the conference is open until November 5th – book your place here!


9.30 Registration and arrival tea and coffee

10.00 Welcome from Clive Barnes and Dr Lisa Sainsbury

10.10 Jean Webb (University of Worcester) – “Childhood three ways: constructions of childhood through food in children’s literature”

10.50 Anne Harvey – “Food in Poetry for Children”. This will be followed by readings interspersed throughout the day called “Eating my Words”

11.10 Comfort break

11.25 Fiona Dunbar – “Girls and Body Image”

12.00 Poem

12.05 Professor Nicki Humble (University of Roehampton) – “Liniment Cake, Beavers and Buttered Eggs: Children Cooking and Cooking for Children”

12.45 Poem

12.50 IBBY and NCRCL news

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Parallel sessions

15.15 Guo Yue – ‘Music , food and love.  Little leap forward’

15.55 Poem

16.00 Tea and a celebration of Judith Kerr’s contribution to children’s literature and the 40th anniversary of her classic children’s book The Tiger Who Came To Tea.

16.45 David Lucas – “Drawing, stories, ambiguity and magic”

17.30 Finish

To book your place click HERE