Alison King is the librarian at Kings Monkton School in Cardiff, Wales. She was the Welsh representative on the Carnegie Kate Greenaway (CKG) judging panel for the 2020-2021 awards and currently chairs Not Judging, But… , a shadowing group for former CKG judges. Alison is a regular reviewer for The School Librarian and is a passionate advocate for a staffed library in every school.
Interviews with Alison King
Verse fiction gets to the heart of a story without much text, the immediacy of the characters and the storyline making it instantly appealing to readers, including reluctant ones. Here, school librarian Alison King explains why everyone should read verse novels, and recommends her top picks for 8-12 year olds.