Did you know that children's books take up 30% of the market share yet only get a mere 3% of the media coverage? #CoverKidsBooks is a new hashtag and campaigns to get the media to cover children's books more, and being an child bookworm myself it's no surprise I whole-heartedly agree.
After The Lie Tree won the Costa Book of the Year and The Fox And The Star won the Waterstones Book of the Year, children's books are definitely getting more of a notice in the press, however it still isn't very much for the amount of market share they get.
#CoverKidsBooks has already won the notice of many big websites, like The Bookseller and The Times Educational Supplement, because of the amazing attention it's getting for Twitter followers and we all hope that eventually all the major newspapers will notice #CoverKidsBooks and take action.
If you have Twitter, it would be great to see you drop a tweet or two on your opinion with the hashtag #CoverKidsBooks, but if not I'd love to see you leave a comment below.