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Posted by Sam, July 28, 2021

Octopus Shocktopus shortlisted for the 2021 BookTrust Storytime Prize

The shortlist for the 2021 BookTrust Storytime Prize were announced today – and we’re delighted that Octopus Shocktopus, written by Peter Bently and illustrated by Steven Lenton has been shortlisted this year!

The prize, which is now in its third year, celebrates and promotes the best books for sharing with young children and is run in association with the CILIP Youth Libraries Group. The winners will be chosen by an expert panel of librarians, educators, and children’s book consultants.

When a giant octopus arrives, the children LOVE their new friend; he makes the perfect slide and is fantastic at football! But some of the grown-ups aren’t so pleased. Will they drive him away . . . or will they realise just how helpful an octopus can be?

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You can find out more about the BookTrust Storytime Prize, and view the shortlist, here. The winner will be announced later this year.

Congratulations Peter and Steven!