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Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright wins a 2020 Books Are My Bag Readers Award!

Last night the winners of the Books Are My Bag Reader Awards were announced – and we’re delighted that Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright: An Animal Poem for Every Day of the Year, collected by Fiona Waters and illustrated by Britta Teckentrup, has won the Poetry Award!

Launched in 2016 and sponsored by the National Book Tokens, the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards are the industry’s only awards curated by bookshops and voted for by readers. Last year, No Ballet Shoes In Syria by Catherine Bruton, won the Children’s Fiction Award – and we are thrilled to have another Nosy Crow book recognised this year!

Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright is a lavishly illustrated gift book of 366 animal poems – one for every day of the year – ranging from unforgettable classics to contemporary works from around the world, including poetry in translation. From William Blake and Roger McGough to Grace Nicols, Christina Rossetti, Emily Dickinson and many more, this is a breathtaking collection, complemented by artwork that brings the richness and wonder of the animal kingdom to life.

Here’s what some people have said about the book:

“There is a whole world inside this glorious book; a poem for every day. This is a wonderful introduction to nature and all our fellow creatures.” – Michael Morpurgo

“A thing of visual and verbal beauty […] this rewarding safari will brighten a year of bedtimes and lodge in the minds of children for a lifetime.” – Sunday Times

“One of the most stunning children’s books of the year, it’s a tome that will be treasured by generations to come.” – The Independent

You can watch the book trailer here:

And take a look inside the book:

You can find out more about the awards here – and you can buy a copy of Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright from Nosy Crow here, Waterstones here, or the Hive here.

Thank you to everyone who voted in the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards. Congratulations, Fiona and Britta!

Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright shortlisted for the 2020 Books Are My Bag Readers Awards

We’re thrilled that Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright: An Animal Poem for Every Day of the Year, collected by Fiona Waters and illustrated by Britta Teckentrup, has been shortlisted for the 2020 Books Are My Bag Readers Awards! Launched in 2016 and sponsored by National Book Tokens, The Readers Awards are the industry’s only awards curated by bookshops and voted for by readers. You can vote for your favourite, here.

Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright is a lavishly illustrated gift book of 366 animal poems – one for every day of the year – ranging from unforgettable classics to contemporary works from around the world, including poetry in translation. From William Blake and Roger McGough to Grace Nicols, Christina Rossetti, Emily Dickinson and many more, this is a breathtaking collection, complemented by artwork that brings the richness and wonder of the animal kingdom to life.

With sumptuous finished including cloth binding, full-colour illustrations throughout, textured paper jacket, and ribbon marker, this is the perfect gift and a book to treasure.

“There is a whole world inside this glorious book; a poem for every day. This is a wonderful introduction to nature
and all our fellow creatures.” – Michael Morpurgo

“A thing of visual and verbal beauty […] this rewarding safari will brighten a year of bedtimes and lodge in the minds of children for a lifetime.” – Sunday Times

“One of the most stunning children’s books of the year, it’s a tome that will be treasured by generations to come.” – The Independent

You can watch the book trailer here:

And take a look inside this stunning collection:

Buy the book.

The winners of the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards will be announced on Tuesday 10th November at the award ceremony. You can find out more information about the award, and to place your vote, here.

Congratulations Fiona, Britta, and everyone else involved in creating this collection!

Take a look inside A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes and Poems – our new Nosy Crow Classic

We’ve got lots of new books coming your way this gift season, from picture books to poetry collections. Today we’re sharing the first look inside a brand new nursery rhyme book, and the fourth title in our Nosy Crow Classics collection: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes and Poems, illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon.

Like the first three Nosy Crow Classics,  The Velveteen RabbitPeter Pan, and Heidi, A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes and Poems will be published in a beautiful cloth-bound hardback format, with a stunning foiled jacket, luxurious paper, and a ribbon marker.

With enchanting artwork by Frann Preston-Gannon, illustrator of our award-winning poetry collection, I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree, and over one hundred specially selected works inside, this book is the perfect birthday, Christmas, or christening gift to treasure.

In this captivating collection, you’ll meet favourite friends Humpty Dumpty, the Owl and the Pussy-cat and Little Miss Muffet, as well as mermaids, elves and a whole host of animals at a magical fair. Discover games for playtime, songs for supper time and star-filled lullabies for bedtime.

A digital preview does not do this book justice, but here’s a look inside:

A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes and Poems will be in shops this October – you can find out more and pre-order a copy here. If you’d like to stay up-to-date with all of our book news, you can sign up to our books newsletter with the form below.

Watch our trailer for Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright! An Animal Poem For Every Day of the Year

In a little over a month, we will be publishing our new poetry collection, Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright! An Animal Poem For Every Day of the Year, illustrated by Britta Teckentrup and with poems collected by Fiona Waters – a gorgeously illustrated collection of 366 animal poems, one for every day of the year.

And today we’re delighted to share our trailer for the book – you can watch it below.

The ambitious sequel to our award-winning, highly-acclaimed first poetry collection, I Am the Seed That Grew the Tree: A Nature Poem For Every Day of the Year, Tiger, Tiger ranges from unforgettable classics to contemporary works from around the world, including in translation. The spectacular range of poems for children includes work by William Blake, Dick King-Smith, Ted Hughes, Grace Nicols, Emily Dickinson, Christina Rossetti – and is complemented by Britta Teckentrup’s breathtaking illustrations, which bring together all the richness and wonder of the animal kingdom.

And you can take a look inside the book here:
Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright! will be in bookshops, and available online, this September – this richly illustrated, clothbound collection of animal poems will inspire and delight all year round.

You can pre-order a copy from Waterstones here, Hive here, and from Amazon here – and if you’d like to be the first to hear more about the book, and be in with a chance of winning a copy, you can sign up to our Tiger, Tiger newsletter here.