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