Marvellous Imaginations


Marvellous Imaginations: Extending thinking through picture books

Bookings open!

5 November 2016

9am Registration and coffee (Terrace Room)


Martin Salisbury, Anglia Ruskin University, The New Picturebook-Makers: Visual Thinker as Author

Vivienne Smith, Strathclyde University Playing at Reading? Why picturebooks really matter in the teaching of reading


Harriet Goodman, Philosophy for Children, Miranda McKearney, Empathy Lab, Nicky Parker, Amnesty International

Panel discussion on using picture books in these projects, chaired by Sita Brahmachari, author

11.45 Parallel sessions
13.00 Lunch
14.15 NCRCL / IBBY News, including panel reports on Sharjah Festival and IBBY Congress, New Zealand, 2016

Illustrators Laura Carlin (BIB winner)  & Carol Thompson in discussion with Piet Grobler, Worcester University & International Centre for the Picture Book in Society


Louise Johns-Shepherd & Charlotte Hacking, CLPE (Centre for Literacy in Primary Education) Power of Pictures programme


Jane Davis, The Reader organisation Creating The Storybarn at Calderstones – a place where reading helps imagination run wild…’


2016 Inaugural Klaus Flugge Prize for the most exciting newcomer to picture book illustration

Followed by Raffle Draw and Tea with Klaus Flugge