A new series of events aimed at teachers and professionals working in the Early Years Foundation Stage exploring the essential role of picture books and children’s literature in developing ideas of self and the world in children.
As Waterstones Children’s Laureate, Joseph Coelho is on a mission to diversify bookshelves and inspire bookmakers of the future. Join us to learn more about Joseph’s mission – and his top tips for books that should be in each classroom. Joseph’s acclaimed work includes the Luna Loves picture books, middle grade series Fairy Tales Gone Bad, YA verse novel The Girl Who Became a Tree, as well as poetry collections for all ages including Overheard in a Tower Block and Poems Aloud.
"I want to ensure that every child has the opportunity to see themselves in books and as bookmakers through the plethora of new and exciting voices we have coming out of the UK - to diversify bookshelves so that every child can imagine themselves as writers, illustrators and poets."
Joseph Coelho, Waterstone Children’s Laureate
The event starts with a model picture book reading in our Small Worlds Gallery before guests take their seats in the Woodshed Theatre where Joseph will share his expertise as well as recommendations for books and teaching content to promote representation and diversity. Teachers will be able to take away easily applicable ideas, tips and suggestions for diversity and pictures books in the classroom.
Unfortunately due to technical difficulties the live stream version of this event has been cancelled
Main image © BookTrust/David Bebber