Edith Bowman, Radio 1 DJ, is to be one of the judges of the Booktrust Early Years Awards. She joins Bookstart founder Wendy Cooling MBE, librarian Jo Dixon, illustrator Neal Layton and health visitor Val Woolfe.
The awards are in three categories: best book for babies under one year old; best book for pre-school children, up to five; best emerging illustrator. The winners, who each receive £2,000, will be announced at a ceremony at BAFTA on Wednesday 23 September. Further details from the Booktrust website.