NCRCL has many links with partners outside the university . All do valuable work to further the study and teaching of children's literature. Click on the links for further information.
NCRCL has close links with the British Section of The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY). Several members of the NCRCL team have sat on the British IBBY Committee and the NCRCL and British IBBY stage an annual NCRCL/IBBY Conference at University of Roehampton.
IBBY is an international network and forum for people working in all areas connected with children's books and reading. It aims to promote international understanding through children's literature, and to ensure that children everywhere have access to good books. Further information can be found here.
Seven Stories is the National Centre for Children's Books. Its mission is to champion children's books as an essential part of our childhood, our national heritage and our culture. It has a packed programme of interactive activities, exhibitions and performances for children in its visitor centre.
A separate building also houses a priceless collection of archive material from children's authors and illustrators 1930 to the present day. NCRCL staff frequently work with this unparalleled archive in the line of their own research. Further information about the work of Seven Stories can be found here.
Booktrust is an independent reading and writing charity that makes a nationwide impact on individuals, families and communities, and culture in the UK. The philosophy of Booktrust is to inspire everyone to enjoy books, reading and writing and the lifelong benefits that they bring. Its aim is to build a literate, connected and creative society. Further information can be found here.
The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) is an educational centre for schools and teachers, parents, teaching assistants and other educators. CLPE has a national and international reputation for its work in the fields of language, literacy and assessment. Also of note is the CLPE Poetry Award which took the place of the Signal Poetry Award.In 2003 CLPE set up a new award for poetry for children. The aim of establishing the award was to highlight an important branch of children's literature and ensure that it receives proper recognition. The Award is presented annually for a book of poetry published in the preceding year.
The Child and the Book Conference is an annual postgraduate conference series which attracts delegates from all over the world and provides a unique opportunity for postgraduate students to meet, present and discuss their research. This inter-disciplinary event was inaugurated in 2004 at Roehampton University. Since this date it has been hosted by universities (and run by postgraduates) all over the world. If you have general questions about the Child and the Book Conference, please contact Kay Waddilove or Erica Gillingham.
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