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Cowgirl shortlisted for Tir na n-Og Award

Posted by Tom on Apr 01, 2015

Cowgirl, the debut novel by G.R. Gemin, has been shortlisted for a Tir na n-Og award, in the Best English-language Book category. Bev Bannon, Chair of the English-language Selection Panel, said, “Cowgirl is a story full of humour, passion, community spirit and great optimism. The lilting tones of the Welsh language permeate the story and this, coupled with excellent descriptions of the estate and its inhabitants, add to the “Welshness” of the piece.” The winner will be announced at a special event at Swansea Library on Thursday, 14 May 2015.

The Best Children's Books of 2015

Posted by Tom on Mar 30, 2015

Two Nosy Crow titles – My Headteacher is a Vampire Rat, written by Pamela Butchart and illustrated by Thomas Flintham, and The Farm Beneath the Water, written by Helen Peters – are featured in The Independent’s list of the 12 best children’s books of 2015. Of My Headteacher is a Vampire Rat, Rebecca Davies writes, “The book is as accessible as it is hilarious, with entertaining line drawings from Thomas Flintham and easy-to-read prose that cleverly sneaks in the odd tricky word.” On The Farm Beneath the Water, Davies writes, “its depiction of friendship and family are so authentic and full of heart that the story feels both compelling and current.”

Nosy Crow shortlisted for two Independent Bookshop Week Book Awards

Posted by Tom on Mar 27, 2015

Two Nosy Crow titles, The Farm Beneath the Water by Helen Peters and Use Your Imagination by Nicola O’Byrne, have been shortlisted for 2015 Independent Bookshop Week Book Awards. The Farm Beneath the Water has been shortlisted in the children’s fiction category and Use Your Imagination in the picture book category. The winners will be announced on June 20 – the first day of Independent Bookshop Week – and you can read the full shortlists here.

Cowgirl shortlisted for a UKLA Book Award

Posted by Tom on Mar 13, 2015

Cowgirl, the debut novel by G. R. Gemin, has been shortlisted for a UKLA Book Award in the 7-11 category. The three winners of the awards will be announced on July 10th during the 51st UKLA International Conference, and you can read the full shortlists here.

Five Stars for Snow White by Nosy Crow in The Guardian

Posted by Tom on Mar 13, 2015

The Guardian have awarded five stars to our new fairytale app, Snow White by Nosy Crow. Of the app, Stuart Dredge writes, “It tells a familiar story in a beguiling new way that never prioritises digital gimmickry over reading and storytelling.” You can read the full review here.

Nosy Crow shortlisted for two Bookseller Industry Awards

Posted by Tom on Mar 13, 2015

Nosy Crow has been shortlisted in two categories of the 2015 Bookseller Industry Awards. We’ve been shortlisted for the Children’s Publisher of the Year Award and the Independent Publisher of the Year Award (the only children’s publisher to be shortlisted in this category). The full shortlists can be found here.

Snow White by Nosy Crow receives an Editor's Choice Award

Posted by Tom on Mar 12, 2015

Snow White by Nosy Crow, the fifth fairytale app in the award-winning series, has received the Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice Award. Warren Buckleitner writes of the app, “The masters of digital storytelling at Nosy Crow have cleverly ushered another classic fairy tale into the tablet age … Nobody can make a story flow like Nosy Crow”. You can read the full review here.

The Spy Who Loved School Dinners wins the Blue Peter Book Award

Posted by Tom on Mar 05, 2015

The Spy Who Loved School Dinners, written by Pamela Butchart and illustrated by Thomas Flintham, has won the Blue Peter Book Award in the Best Story category! The award, now in its fifteenth year, was decided by more than 200 children from ten schools across the UK. You can read more here.

Nosy Crow wins two IPG Independent Publishing Awards

Posted by Tom on Mar 05, 2015

Nosy Crow has won two 2015 IPG Independent Publishing Awards! We’ve won the Nielsen Digital Marketing Award, and IPG Young Independent Publisher of the Year Award, for Nosy Crow’s business development manager Tom Bonnick. You can read the full list of winners here.