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Four Nosy Crow books shortlisted for the 2021 Teach Primary Book Awards!

The shortlist for the Teach Primary Book Awards have been announced today – and we’re absolutely delighted that The Wide, Wide Sea by Anna Wilson and Jenny Løvlie, Magnificent Mabel and the Egg and Spoon Race by Ruth Quayle and Julia Christians, The Life and Time of Lonny Quicke by Kirsty Applebaum, and On Your Marks, Get Set, Gold! by Scott Allen and Antoine Corbineau, have been shortlisted this year!

The Teach Primary Book Awards, hosted in association with the literacy resources website Plazoom, not only celebrate books that children will love to read, but also books that support learning – for example, by opening up opportunities for deeper discussion and encouraging language play. The winners will be chosen by an expert judging panel of educators, literacy specialists, and authors.

Beautifully told and gorgeously illustrated throughout, The Wide, Wide Sea is a moving story about a young child who forges a special connection with a seal and goes on an unforgettable journey. Published in collaboration with our partners at the National Trust, this is a great book for starting conversations about plastic pollution, caring for our coastlines and protecting wildlife – and we are delighted that it has been recognised by the awards this year.

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Perfect for newly independent readers, Magnificent Mabel and the Egg and Spoon Race is the third book in this hilarious, highly illustrated series following the unforgettable Mabel Chase. With hugely relatable themes and experiences – such as sports day, wanting a dog and taking part in the school play – this series is ideal for readers aged 5-7, and fans of Pamela Butchart’s Wigglesbottom Primary series.

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For readers aged 9 and above, Kirsty Applebaum’s latest novel, The Life and Time of Lonny Quicke, is a gripping story about family, secrets and terrible power. Lonny is a lifeling and has the power to heal any living creature with just the touch of this hand. But he pays a price for this gift – by lengthening the creature’s life, he shortens his own. So Lonny has to be careful, has to stay hidden in the first, because if people knew about his gift, Lonny would have no life left at all…

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And finally, On Your Marks, Get Set, Gold has been recognised in the non-fiction category this year! Fun and fact-filled, this is a brilliantly informative guide to every Olympic and Paralympic sport, perfect for young sports fans and budding Olympians alike. From boxing to boccia, running to rowing, discover all sorts of sports, what skills and equipment you’ll need to start training, and even how to sound like a pro. With bold, energetic illustrations and text packed with weird, wonderful and wildly hilarious facts, this a must-have on any non-fiction bookshelf.

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You can find out more about the Teach Primary Book Awards, and view the shortlist, here. The winners will be announced in Teach Reading & Writing magazine and Teach Primary magazine in November.

Congratulations Anna, Jenny, Ruth, Julia, Kirsty, Scott, Antoine – and good luck!