Ann Lazim - Library and Literature Development Manager

Ann has been a Librarian for 40 years, advising teachers, parents and publishers about children’s books. She has an MA in Children’s Literature and a long standing interest in and knowledge of international children’s literature, developed through her work at CLPE and with IBBY, the International Board on Books for Young People. Ann has written articles for The School Librarian and Back to School magazines. Her most recent article is Ten of the Best Fairy Tale Collections for Children in Books for Keeps, November 2017.  Ann's favourite books as a child were the Malory Towers series by Enid Blyton.

Listen to Ann talking to author Beverley Naidoo and fairytale specialist Jack Zipes about the magic and power of fairytales, in Speaking the truth with fairy tales:Cinderella podcast

Audio Files

Speaking the truth with fairy tales: Cinderella by Tiny Owl