Alongside J K Rowling, Margaret Atwood, Roald Dahl, Bryony Gordon, Jacqueline Wilson, Joseph Coelho, Matt Haig, Michelle Paver, Benjamin Zephaniah, Jeanette Winterson, Michael Morpurgo and poet laureate Simon Armitage, Andy Stanton‘s You’re a Bad Man, Mr Gum! has been chosen by the Hay Festival #BooksToInspire campaign as essential reading for schools.
Julia Eccleshare, children’s director at Hay Festival, said: “Here are books with the power to change lives, the books we think every library and school should have on their shelves because they are full of engaging perspectives and important stories for young people to encounter. These stories transcend difference, highlighting the shared experiences that unite us all: love and death, sadness and laughter. This list is a celebration of books for young people and the incredible talents of the people that write and illustrate them. Each offers lessons that can benefit young readers today and arm them with the tools to take on the world and instill a love of reading that will last a lifetime. Race you to the library!”
To read the Bookseller article, click here
To buy the Mr Gum series, click here or find your local bookshop by clicking on the link to the right.
And don’t forget to book tickets for Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear, the Musical at the National Theatre