Sad to see, last week, of the death of children’s author and illustrator Shirley Hughes, who passed away at age 94 after a short illness. She wrote more than 50 books and sold over 11 million copies. She was best known for her Alfie series of stories featuring Alfie and his sister Annie Rose, and also for her picture book Dogger. Dogger, published in 1977, is about a boy who loses his stuffed dog – it won her the Kate Greenaway Medal. Tributes have flooded in from leading writers including Michael Morpurgo, Philip Pullman and Michael Rosen.