Now in its fifth year, the award highlights the most promising and exciting newcomers to children’s picture book illustration. It honours publisher Klaus Flugge, founder of children’s publisher Andersen Press and a supremely influential figure in picture books.
The judges for the 2020 prize are Jessica Love, illustrator and winner of the prize last year; Pam Smy, illustrator of Thornhill; Jake Hope, children’s book consultant; Mini Grey, illustrator of The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon; and Meera Ghanshamdas, bookseller at Moon Lane Ink. The panel will be chaired by Julia Eccleshare, director of the children’s programme of the Hay Festival.
And we’re so proud that Natalie Labarre’s Incredible Jobs has been longlisted this year!
Do you know what you want to do when you grow up? Why not work as a babysitter . . . for sloths? Or become a farmer . . . of corpses? You might even grow up to be someone who gets paid to actually sleep on the job! From taste testers to dinosaur dusters, there are all kinds of incredible jobs that you’ve probably never heard of . . . and one of them might be just right for you!
Take a look inside the book below:
The shortlist will be announced at a Foyles event on 19th May. You can find out more about the awards, and view the full longlist, here.