The shortlist for the 2021 British Book Design & Production Awards (BBD&PA) have been announced today – and we’re absolutely thrilled that four Nosy Crow books have been recognised this year!
Established in 1901, the BBD&PA promote and acknowledge the innovation of book design and production by celebrating the very best books of the year. It’s an honour to have the following books shortlisted this year:
- The Peekaboo series, written and edited by Camilla Reid, illustrated Ingela P Arrhenius, designed by Zoë Gregory and produced by Leila Mauger.
- Make Tracks: Farm illustrated by Johnny Dyrander, edited by Victoria England, designed by Robyn Makings and produced by Leila Mauger.
- Look What I Found in the Woods, written by Moira Butterfield, illustrated Jesús Verona, edited by Victoria England, designed by Manda Scott and produced by Ben Radley.
- Step Inside Homes Through History, written and edited by Tegen Evans, illustrated by Sarah Gibb, designed by Robyn Makings and freelancer Veneta Hopper, and produced by Leila Mauger.
In the Brand/Series Identity category, the adorable Peekaboo board book series has been recognised. From the co-creators of the bestselling and award-winning Felt Flaps series, this new series features 10 smooth sliders in every book, signature vibrant artwork and a fun mirror ending that toddlers adore. You can take a look at the latest in the series, Peekaboo Sun, below:
In the Children’s Trade 0-8 Years category, Make Tracks: Farm by Swedish illustrator Johnny Dyrander has been recognised. For toddlers who love vehicles, this chunky, interactive board book with easy-to-move counters, clear diagrams and simple vocabulary to learn is the perfect bookshelf addition. The series also includes Make Tracks: Building Site, with a brand new book, Make Tracks: Trucks out in 2022.
In the Educational Books category, Look What I Found in the Woods has been recognised. Published in collaboration with our partners at the National Trust, this is the first in a wonderful new nature treasure hunt series – encouraging children to get outside, explore their surroundings and reconnect with nature. Packed full of fascinating facts and incredibly detailed artwork, this is a great addition to any toddler’s bookshelf.
Also recognised in the Educational Books category is Step Inside Homes Through History, another fantastic collaboration with our partners at the National Trust. This beautifully detailed book explores homes through seven different eras, from the Late Middle Ages to the 1920s and the present day, with ingenious laser-cuts throughout, allowing readers to peek through to the next page.
The winners of each category will be announced at the award ceremony on Monday 8th November. You can find out more about the awards, and view the full shortlist, here.
Congratulations to the incredible authors, illustrators, editors, designers and production staff involved in creating these books!