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Friday 24 June 2011

Grahame Baker-Smith wins Greenaway Medal

Today I received a very special email from one of KBR's favourite author/illustrators - Grahame Baker-Smith. In that email, he told me his book - FArTHER - again, one of KBR's favourites - has won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal!

The Kate Greenaway Medal was established in 1955, for distinguished illustration in a book for children. It is named after the popular nineteenth century artist known for her fine children's illustrations and designs.

The award is presented annually for an outstanding book in terms of illustration for children and young people. The winner receives a golden medal and £500 worth of books to donate to a library of their choice.

We could not think of a more worthy winning book for the Greenaway and we are just thrilled for Grahame, who is not only just the loveliest guy, his talent really deserves this wonderful recognition. Congrats from your friends here in Aus, Grahame! and we look forward to watching your next book take the world by storm.

Read a wonderful interview with Grahame right here.