The shortlist for the 2022 British Book Design & Production Awards (BBD&PA) have been announced and we are absolutely thrilled to see that four Nosy Crow books have been recognised this year!
Huge congratulations to the incredible authors, illustrators, editors, designers, and production staff involved in creating these books! It’s unusual to have the mechanics of the creation of a book honoured in this way, and it is lovely to have the work of Nosy Crows Leila, Sophie, Anna, Nia, Zoe, Holly, Tina, Rachel, Victoria and Tegen recognised.
What is the BBD&PA?
Established in 1901, The British Book Design and Production Awards are hosted by the British Printing Industries Federation and are the premier recognition event for British book design and production.
The winners of each category will be announced at the award ceremony on Monday 7th November. You can find out more about the awards, and view the full shortlist, here.
The following books have been shortlisted this year:
Children’s Trade 0 to 8 Years
Recognised in the Children’s Trade 0-8 Years category is Christmas Street, illustrated by Ingela P Arrhenius, creator of the bestselling Felt Flaps and Peekaboo series, with a clever rhyming text from Jonathan Emmett.
With two big sturdy flaps on every spread, this is a charming Christmas alphabet book that little ones will return to again and again.
Tiptoe Tiger, a delightful interactive story written by Jane Clarke with artwork by award winner Britta Teckentrup has also been shortlisted in this category. With its vibrant neon artwork, this is the perfect bedtime story for any lively child who needs a bit of help settling down at bedtime.
A History of the World in 25 Cities has been shortlisted in the Educational Books category.
Co-authored by award-winning children’s authors by Andrew Donkin, and Tracey Turner with vibrant and beautifully detailed artwork from Libby VanderPloeg, this ambitious book tells the story of human civilisation throughout history and is published in collaboration with specialist curators at the British Museum
A gorgeous, large-format gift where readers can visit cities from every inhabited continent on Earth, from the walled city of Jericho built over 10,000 years ago, to the modern-day metropolis of Tokyo, the most-densely populated city in the world today.
Also acknowledged in the Educational Books category is The Tree Book, By Hannah Alice. With overlapping see-through diagrams of a tree throughout the year, together with the minibeasts and animals that live in it, the book builds up to provide brilliantly layered first look at nature for curious children everywhere.
From leaves changing colour to underground root networks, The Tree Book is an exciting way to explore all the amazing things trees can do.