What an amazing evening this turned out to be. the conservatory at the Barbican was jam-packed with librarians and publishers as well as the megastars that are the authors and illustrators. It was a night that I will remember as I saw people such as Shirley Hughes, Anthony Horowitz, Chris Riddell, Jez Alborough and the main speaker Patrick Ness.
the purpose of the evening was to introduce us to the books that will be hitting the shop and library shelves in the autumn and I think it is going to be quite a fantastic offering. There are several titles that are celebrating anniversaries in the next year and the publisher will be setting up activities and events to mark the occasions. However there are also many new and exciting books, from picture books to top teens, that will have the reviews and blogs buzzing about them.
This looks as if it is going to be another bumper year for Walkers and I am looking forward to reading some of their offerings.