This week is Children’s Book Week (6-12 July) and as part of the Book Trust’s celebrations, much loved children’s author Shirley Hughes, has won the Book Trust’s first Lifetime Achievement Award. The award celebrates the work of an author or illustrator who has made an outstanding contribution to children’s literature.
Shirley Hughes is best known for her ‘Alfie’ and ‘Lucy and Tom’ picture books and her book Dogger about a lost beloved soft toy was recently voted the public’s favourite Kate Greenaway Medal winner of all time.
Shirley Hughes has also written chapter books and we have Hero on a Bicycle, a gripping war time story set in Nazi occupied Italy in the Discovery Library for you to borrow.
Shirley Hughes’ books are featured in the Book Trust listing of the 100 Best Books – see how many you have read! You might also be interested in the BookTrust Best Book Guide 2015.