In our second bit of excellent shortlisting news of the day, we’ve found out that the brilliant Elys Dolan’s second big, witty, quirky picture book for Nosy Crow, Nuts in Space, has been shortlisted for the Peters Books of the Year awards in the picture book category, selected by librarians. You can see the shortlists here.
Librarians aren’t the only fans of Nuts in Space. in its Children’s Book of the Week slot The Times wrote, “Dolan’s illustrations are a dippy delight and the jokes in the many speech bubbles funny enough to stand the test of many readings. A classic in the cracking.”
Peters are asking children, teachers and librarians to get involved in voting for winners: “We need your votes! That’s why we are encouraging nurseries, schools and libraries to get involved by shadowing the awards over spring term 2015, with the help of teaching resources, posters, bookmarks and certificates available here.
“Participating children, teachers and librarians can vote for their favourites, either online, or by downloading voting forms from the resources link. Voting closes on the 20th March, with the winners announced on the 23rd March.”
Actually, it seems that ANYONE can vote online!
Take a look inside Nuts in Space:
So houpla and kazam, and many congratulations to Elys!