Natalia Kucirkova is professor of early childhood education and development at the University of Stavanger, Norway and professor of reading and children’s development at the Open University, UK. Natalia’s work is concerned with social justice in children’s literacy and use of technologies. She is the founder of the International Collective of Children’s Digital Books which connects research and design in children’s ebooks and literacy apps, and chair of the Children’s Digital Book Award, the first such award judged entirely by teachers. Her research takes place collaboratively across academia, commercial and third sectors. Natalia is a Jacobs Foundation research fellow for 2021–2023.