Thanks for making contact. This all sounds good - it was time for a change and getting Goldsmiths (and Michael?) involved is a great idea.

Good luck with it all.


Professor Kimberley Reynolds
School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU UK
Author of Left Out: the forgotten tradition of radical publishing
for children in Britain 1910-1949 (OUP 2016)
Children's Literature: A Very Short Introduction (OUP 2012)
Editor of International Research in Children's Literature

From: Catherine at Housmans <>
Sent: 08 December 2016 18:01:48
To: Kim Reynolds
Subject: Little Rebels 2017
Dear Kim,

I know you have recently heard from Fen and Kerry at Letterbox Library
explaining that they have had to step back this year from organising the
Little Rebels Award, and that Housmans Bookshop will be administering
the prize for 2017 - very much in the hopes that Letterbox will return
in the future.

As the awards ceremony will once again be taking place at Goldsmith's
University, we are hoping to further develop the relationship with them
and to try and involve staff and students from the Children's Literature
MA in the judging this year, as well as a local school. There will
therefore be a few changes to the organisation of the prize and some new
judges coming on board. I know time commitments change so I'm not sure
if you would have been available to participate again in 2017, but I
wanted to let you know that, while we aren't able to invite you back to
the panel this year, I very much hope that the door stays open for your
future involvement with the prize should you still be interested.

I know how much Fen and Kerry have really valued your contribution to
the award over the last few years, and I'm sure they will keep in touch
-there is every possibility they will take over again for 2018. And our
huge thanks from Housmans also for helping to grow the prize in to what
it is.

With all best wishes,
at Housmans