IPG Children's Publisher of the Year

Boys, left to their own devices

Posted by Tom on Feb 19, 2015

Nosy Crow’s Business Development Manager Tom Bonnick has written for FutureBook on boys and reading, print and digital, and the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. You can read the piece here.

Nosy Crow shortlisted for three IPG Independent Publishing Awards

Posted by Tom on Feb 18, 2015

Nosy Crow has been shortlisted in three categories of the 2015 IPG Independent Publishing Awards. We’ve been shortlisted for the IPG Children’s Publisher of the Year, the Ingram Content Group Digital Publishing Award, and the Nielsen Digital Marketing Award. Nosy Crow’s Business Development Manager Tom Bonnick has also been shortlisted in the IPG Young Independent Publisher of the Year category. The full shortlists and judges comments are available here.

Cowgirl shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize

Posted by Tom on Feb 12, 2015

Cowgirl, the debut novel by G. R. Gemin, has been shortlisted in the books for 5-12 year-olds category of the 2015 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. The winners will be announced on March 26 and you can read the full shortlists here.

Cowgirl longlisted for the Branford Boase Award

Posted by Tom on Jan 27, 2015

Cowgirl, by G. R. Gemin, has been longlisted for the Branford Boase Award, set up to reward the most promising new writers and their editors, as well as to reward excellence in writing and in publishing. The Award is made annually to the most promising book for seven year-olds and upwards by a first time novelist. The winner will be announced on May 4, 2015, and you can read the full longlist here.

Nosy Crow Jigsaws in The Washington Post

Posted by Tom on Jan 08, 2015

The Nosy Crow Jigsaws app has been reviewed in the KidsPost section of the Washington Post. Christina Barron writes: “Nosy Crow, creator of beautiful app storybooks, has taken illustrations from them to make a collection of virtual jigsaw puzzles … Speedy puzzle solvers can time themselves, but the real reward is simply restoring the image to its whole self.” You can read the full review here.

USA Today's 10 top kids apps of 2014

Posted by Tom on Dec 06, 2014

Nosy Crow’s Jack and the Beanstalk app has been included in USA Today’s list of the 10 top kids apps of 2014. Jinny Gudmundsen writes: “By combining storytelling with aspects of video gaming, this Jack and the Beanstalk app puts kids actively in charge of their reading experience. As players climb the vine with Jack and explore the giant’s castle, they hear a story narrated by talented child actors and see the words highlight. But kids can extend this narrative by tapping on the characters to hear them speak. The castle houses nine mini-games, including one where kids control Jack’s sneaking around the sleeping giant and another side-scrolling race where Jack is being chased by the now-awake behemoth. The ending varies, depending on how the player did in the games; so kids will want to read it again.” You can read the full list here.

"If we're not careful, literacy will become a historical blip"

Posted by Tom on Dec 05, 2014

Nosy Crow’s Kate Wilson has written an op-ed piece for The Telegraph on apps and digital reading, in response to recent research by the National Literacy Trust. You can read the full piece here.

Jack and the Beanstalk shortlisted for a Digital Book Award

Posted by Tom on Dec 05, 2014

Nosy Crow’s Jack and the Beanstalk app has been shortlisted for a Digital Book Award in the Children’s App category. The awards, which celebrate innovation in apps and ebook publishing, have previously recognised Cinderella (2012 winner), Rounds: Franklin Frog (2013 shortlistee) and Little Red Riding Hood (2014 shortlisted) in the same category, and the winners will be announced at the 2015 Digital Book World Conference & Expo in January.

The Spy Who Loved School Dinners shortlisted for The Blue Peter Book Award

Posted by Tom on Dec 04, 2014

The Spy Who Loved School Dinners, by Pamela Butchart, has been shortlisted for The Blue Peter Book Award in the Best Story category. The winner of the award will be announced on Blue Peter on 5 March 2015, which is World Book Day.