I've not succumbed to the fashion of reading children's books, but I'm still tempted to watch, on Channel Five tonight, writer, poet and broadcaster Michael Rosen (whose Word of Mouth radio programme is always so good) exploring "the world of children's books at the newly opened Centre For Children's Books in Newcastle Gateshead. He and illustrator Quentin Blake delve into rare manuscripts and drawings, including JK Rowling's own pictures of Harry Potter; and talks to authors including Phillip Pullman and Jacqueline Wilson about the secrets behind some of our best-loved stories."

Readers Comments

Leave a Comment

If you have not posted a comment on RSB before, it will need to be approved by the Managing Editor. Once you have an approved comment, you are safe to post further comments. We have also introduced a captcha code to prevent spam.




Enter the code shown here:   [captcha]

Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above image, reload the page to generate a new one.