Kate Agnew is a children's bookseller and literacy consultant. She is also a published author and an editor of children's and young adult books ('Life and Death: A Collection of Classic Poetry and Prose' and 'A Family Like Mine'). She manages a children's bookshop, and writes articles and reviews of children's books for the Guardian, The Times Educational Supplement, and the Bookseller among others. She was one of the biggest contributors to the Cambridge Guide to Children's Literature, and has been a judge for book prizes including the Smarties Prize. She also acts as a consultant for Egmont's Bananas series!