The shortlist for the Teach Early Years Awards were announced last week – and we’re absolutely thrilled that both Somewhere, written by Jeanne Willis and illustrated by Anastasia Suvorova, and When a Dragon Meets a Baby, written by Caryl Hart and illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw, have been recognised in the Picture Book category!
The Teach Company Awards celebrate the very best in educational resources from early years through to KS4 (0-16), across their three brands: Teach Early Years, Teach Primary, and Teach Secondary. The Teach Early Years Awards feature six categories, covering key areas of learning and development from ages 0-5, as well as picture books, and CPD. The winners will be chosen by an expert panel of early years leaders, consultants, and educators.
Perfect for reading at bedtime, Somewhere is a heartwarming story about the power of imagination, the importance of family and what it means to call a place home. With beautiful artwork and foil throughout, this is a wonderful addition to any toddlers bookshelf.
At the bottom of Oscar’s garden is a magical place called Nowhere, where extraordinary things can happen. Oscar can fly an incredible kite, build an enchanted castle and even set sail in a pirate ship! He can do just what he likes, and there are no grown-ups asking questions. But when Nowhere begins to feel a little lonely, will Oscar find himself wishing for Somewhere that feels more like home?
For little ones with a new baby brother or sister, When a Dragon Meets a Baby is the perfect read – a charming follow-up to the much-loved When a Dragon Comes to Stay and When a Dragon Goes to School that deals with all those tricky toddler emotions that bubble up when a new baby arrives.
When a new baby comes home with Mummy and Daddy one day, will a dragon share her squishiest toy, fetch the changing mat and help to tidy the house while Mummy has a nap? Or will she refuse to say hello, and bash and crash her toys at bedtime? It’s going to be hard to behave herself . . . she is a DRAGON after all!
You can find out more about the Teach Early Years Awards, and view the shortlist, here. The winners of the awards will be announced this October.
Congratulations Jeanne, Anastasia, Caryl and Rosalind – and good luck!