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17 Mar 2020


Rubery Awards 2022

Great Uncle Stanley – Katherine Lane/Tom Wells: Runner-up Illustrated Children's Books category

... and here's what the judges said:

'Kevin is an enterprising little boy who is interested in all sorts of things, but his mother is not impressed and constantly tells him he will end up like Great Uncle Stanley. Not unreasonably after hearing his mother’s cautionary tales, Kevin imagines his Great Uncle Stanley with only one hand, a burnt head and squashed by a steamroller. So when Great Uncle Stanley eventually turns up one day, Kevin is first terrified and then astonished to discover that he is perfectly normal. The book is about the frightening power of imagination and the consequences of adults’ careless remarks. It’s very funny and has unusual, strong illustrations.'

'Coming on the back of our successes in the Next Generation Independent Book Awards I am delighted that Katherine and Tom’s Great Uncle Stanley has also received international recognition. We’re feeling very proud here at Child's Eye and have decided to extend the deadline on our own awards programme to enable more budding new authors to have the chance to join our team of writers.'
Steve Lane, Commisioning Editor, Child's Eye


With another of our Child's Eye books receiving international recognition we’ve decided to extend the deadline for submissions to enable more new writers to participate in our award scheme.
New Date: Stage 1 deadline date for entries: August 1st, 2022.
Other dates are unchanged.

Please read about how to enter ...


I wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed watching the video. The collection comes alive in the video's combination of excellent photographs and the compelling narrative provided in the voiceover. So much information about connections between Western and Eastern traditions of thought is conveyed in such an entertaining way, and each slide gives a glimpse of a new way in which those connections have been and can be explored. I like the background music, too--it supports the story in an unobtrusive yet effective way. Great work all around!
  - Elizabeth Witherell, Editor-in-Chief, The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau

Watch the video on YouTube  to get further information and look inside Book of Books


Do you have a great idea for a children's book ?
Are you bursting to tell your story but don't know how to get it published ?

Here at Child's Eye, we are aware that there are many writers who have not had the opportunity to get their stories published.  We know there is a great wealth of talent that has never been recognised, which is why we have introduced the Child's Eye Award for children’s literature.

The award offers the chance for an author to work with our team of editors and designers to get their book published and for it to be promoted in the marketplace alongside our other titles.

Please read about how to enter ...


International recognition for two of our Child's Eye authors! Felicia Thomas and Rebecca Burke both achieved success at this year’s Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Rebecca and her book ‘Ellie Juneman: Earth Witch (in training)’ were finalists and Felicia’s 'Miss Polly and the Crocodile’ was joint winner for the CHILDREN'S/JUVENILE EARLY READERS/CHAPTER BOOKS (FICTION) category!

I am delighted in the performance of both books. The NGIBA is an international awards scheme and there is a lot of competition for the top places, so this is a major achievement for both Felicia and Rebecca. I am also pleased for the recognition this gives the Child's Eye team at Libri Publishing. We are a relatively new imprint and have set out to publish authors who have their own distinctive approach to writing for children.
We've been lucky to recruit a group of very talented authors and I am proud of all of our books. I should add that we are launching our own awards programme, which will introduce new writers to Child's Eye. Entry details will be available next week.

   - Steve Lane, Commissioning Editor, Child's Eye

For the full story, visit our Child's Eye page!

PAUL JERVIS : 1943-2022

It is with sadness that we at Libri bring news of the death of a founding Director.

Paul decided to stand down as Managing Director in 2018, after eight years with Libri.   During his time with us he had a significant influence on the academic and professional publications that became the company's stock in trade.   A number of returning authors still refer to Paul as their point of contact, and his legacy lives on at Libri Publishing.

Importantly, Paul was more than a publisher.   Business meetings would often include a discussion on photography, travel (especially to the Isle of Mull), politics and his family.

Paul was not only a work colleague but a personal friend to many of us.   I worked with Paul at Middlesex University and in 2010 he helped to establish Libri Publishing.

We send the family our sympathy and thank his wife Trish for being supportive of his contribution to the company.

  - John Sivak, Managing Director


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As Memories Fade

20 Nov 2019

Do you have a story to tell?

In recent years many first hand memories of the World Wars and other significant events of the Twentieth Century have been captured in print and on film. Though extensive, these are only a fraction of the collective memory of the people affected. Most of those involved have now gone, but their memories live on through the people they have told – their families and their friends – but this generation too will pass and with them the wealth of stories they hold on to.

As Memories Fade is a project to collect the stories of a passing generation based on memories and surviving documentation – both in the words of the individual concerned or through the memories of their family. Dramatic, tragic or even humorous incidents and experiences – moments in time - that deserve to be chronicled for future generations.

As Memories Fade will print these stories in a book, or series of books. These can include both short stories and full-length accounts. Inevitably, many of these stories will be based on wartime experiences, but the project extends into other areas of human endeavour.

Go to As Memories Fade If you would like more information.


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