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Witchworld is The Times' Children's Book of the Week

Posted by Tom on Oct 25, 2014

Witchworld, by Emma Fischel, is The Times’ Children’s Book of the Week! Alex O’Connell writes: “this book feels fresh and fun and, as ever, the cover by brilliant Chris Riddell, who has also been busy with the latest Goth Girl title, is bewitchingly beautiful.” You can read the full review here.

Nosy Crow on the Greenaway and Carnegie nomination lists

Posted by Tom on Oct 20, 2014

Nominations have been published for the CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Medals 2015, with three Nosy Crow titles recognised. Cowgirl, by G.R. Gemin, is nominated for the Carnegie Medal, and both Use Your Imagination, by Nicola O’Byrne, and Nuts in Space, by Elys Dolan, have been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal. The full list of titles nominated for the Carnegie medal can be found here, and for the Kate Greenaway medal, here.

Nosy Crow is a Smarta 100 Winner

Posted by Tom on Oct 06, 2014

Nosy Crow is a Smarta 100 Award Winner! The O2 Smarta 100 is an annual celebration of the most resourceful, inspiring and disruptive small businesses in the UK – and we’re one of the winners in the Most Innovative Business category.

The overall winner of each category, and the O2 Smarta 100 Business of the Year, is decided by public vote – and you can vote for Nosy Crow here.

Growth Capital: Tales on apps and tablets show Nosy Crow’s no dodo

Posted by Tom on Oct 06, 2014

The Evening Standard have profiled Nosy Crow in the “Growth Capital” feature: you can read the full piece here.

The Sunday Times 100 best children's books

Posted by Tom on Oct 05, 2014

The Sunday Times have included Pip and Posy: The Super Scooter, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, and Open Very Carefully, illustrated by Nicola O’Byrne with words by Nick Bromley, on a list of 100 modern children’s classics of the past 10 years. You can read the full list here (behind a paywall).

Nosy Crow shortlisted for Growing Business Award

Posted by Tom on Sep 29, 2014

Nosy Crow has been shortlisted for a Growing Business Award in the Young Company of the Year category! The Growing Business Awards, hosted by Real Business, supported by the CBI and in association with Lloyd’s Bank, have been recognising Britain’s most enterprising business leaders for more than 15 years. The winners of the awards will be announced on November 25th – you can read the full shortlists here and our blog post here.

Open Very Carefully wins Stockport Children's Book Award

Posted by Tom on Sep 19, 2014

Open Very Carefully, illustrated by Nicola O’Byrne with words by Nick Bromley, has won the Best Picture Book category of the Stockport Children’s Book Award. The purpose of the Book Award is to raise the profile of reading for pleasure and to create a community of readers across Stockport, and Open Very Carefully beat a shortlist of five other titles.

Nosy Crow will partner with the National Trust to create a children's book list

Posted by Tom on Sep 18, 2014

Nosy Crow will be the exclusive partners of The National Trust for their new children’s book publishing programme, which will be jointly branded with the Nosy Crow and The National Trust logos. The new list will include board books, picture books, fiction, non-fiction and activity books, and the first titles will be launched in March 2016, available through the National Trust’s own 200 shops, and all good bookshops.

Nosy Crow Jigsaws "shows freemium children's apps can be responsible"

Posted by Tom on Sep 04, 2014

The Guardian have praised Nosy Crow’s new free-to-download app, Nosy Crow Jigsaws, for its implementation of in-app purchasing, writing, “Nosy Crow Jigsaws shows freemium children’s apps can be responsible”.

Stuart Dredge writes: “It’s a really good app: the artwork is full of character, and it’s clear that a lot of thought has been put into the interface, complete with a pull-out “tray” of pieces ready to be slotted into place in the main puzzle.”

You can read the full piece here and download the app from the App Store here.