So chuffed to hear that I Predict a Riot has been shortlisted for the Peter’s Book of the Year 2015. The shortlists have been compiled by a team of librarians. Across the three categories, Picture Books, Junior Fiction and Teen Fiction, the shortlist include the librarians’ favourite children’s and YA publishing of the last 12 months.
They will be announcing a winner from each category in March 2015, but they need your votes! They are encouraging nurseries, schools and libraries to get involved by shadowing the awards over spring term 2015, with the help of teaching resources, posters, bookmarks and certificates available here http://petersbooks.co.uk/pboty/.
So do get involved!
I’ve also been longlisted for the Redbridge Children’s Book Award http://www2.redbridge.gov.uk/cms/leisure_and_libraries/libraries/libraries_more_information/schools_library_service/childrens_book_award/long_list.aspx
Here’s how it works
•Autumn term – schools and libraries sign up to the award
•November – school librarians, library staff and children select 20 children’s titles and 20 teen titles to read published in the current year that aren’t sequels. These are sent to participating schools and library reading groups
•March – groups send in a list of their top 8 children’s and 8 teen books eurovision song contest style and the shortlist is announced
•End of May – Final voting on the shortlist. Winners and runners-up invited to the ceremony
•First Thursday in July – Awards Ceremony.
– See more at: http://www2.redbridge.gov.uk/cms/leisure_and_libraries/libraries/schools_library_service/childrens_book_award.aspx#sthash.rFfoai1m.dpuf
Very exciting and I’m honoured to be on such a great list with some incredible authors!
Participating Children, teachers and librarians can vote for their favourites, either online, or by downloading voting forms from the resources link above. Voting closes on the 20th March, with the winners announced on the 23rd March.