Two Nosy Crow picture books have been longlisted for a new book prize established by the Evening Standard in memory of the son of City editor James Ashton, who died suddenly at the age of three.
Weasels, by Elys Dolan, and Open Very Carefully, illustrated by Nicola O’Byrne with words by Nick Bromley (and recent winner of the picture book category of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize), are both in the running for Oscar’s First Book Prize, which will reward “the most magical book for pre-school children”. Judges include former Pearson CEO Dame Marjorie Scardino, and the winning book will be awarded £5000.
You can take a look inside Weasels below:
And here’s a look inside Open Very Carefully:
You can read the full longlist here – good luck to Elys, Nicola and Nick!