Janice Bland is Professor of English Education, Nord University, Norway, where she prepares student teachers for the teaching of English language and literature at primary and secondary school. Her research interests are concerned with promoting creativity and critical literacy in English language education. In teacher education she specializes in children’s literature from picturebooks to young adult fiction, creative writing, visual literacy, information literacy and global issues and intercultural learning as well as scripted and unscripted drama. Janice is editor-in-chief of the open access journal Children’s Literature in English Language Education (clelejournal.org) and author of Children’s Literature and Learner Empowerment – Children and Teenagers in English Language Education (2013) with Bloomsbury Academic. Her edited volumes include Teaching English to Young Learners – Critical Issues in Language Teaching with 3-12 Year Olds (2015) and Using Literature in English Language Education: Challenging Reading for 8-18 Year Olds (2018).