'I feel like he's been with me my whole life': Authors and illustrators pay tribute to our 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award winner, David McKee 24/09/2020
Elmer and Not Now, Bernard author David McKee has been awarded the BookTrust Lifetime A...
'The shock is hard to get over!' Elmer creator David McKee on winning BookTrust's Lifetime Achievement Award and his incredible career 24/09/2020
Elmer, Mr Benn and Not Now, Bernard creator David McKee looks back on his incredible ca...
Fantasy author Kimberly Pauley tells us how escaping into the imaginary world of Dungeo...
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