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Two Nosy Crow books shortlisted for the 2019 Teach Primary Book Awards!

Teach Primary Book Awards 2019

The shortlists have been announced for the 2019 Teach Primary Book Awards, and we’re delighted to see that both The Secret Diary of Kitty Cask, Smuggler’s Daughter, written by Philip Ardagh, illustrated by Jamie Littler, and published in partnership with the National Trust, and So You Think You’ve Got It Bad? A Kid’s Life in Ancient Egypt, written by Chae Strathie, illustrated by Marisa Morea, and published in partnership with the British Museum, have been recognised!

The Teach Primary Book Awards celebrate books that teachers will be able to recommend confidently to children and their parents, as well as use for inspirational classroom activities – shortlisted books were selected not only for their outstanding aesthetic appeal and sheer enjoyability, but also because of their potential to support learning both inside the classroom and beyond. The Secret Diary of Kitty Cask has been shortlisted in the Key Stage One category, and A Kid’s Life in Ancient Egypt in the Non-Fiction category.

Perfect for fans of Horrible Histories, The Secret Diary of Kitty Cask is the fourth instalment in the fantastic Secret Diaries series – combining great characters, exciting plot, and interesting, accessible historical facts woven into the story.

Kitty Cask is a smuggler’s daughter. In the Cornish coastal village of Minnock, Kitty and her family make their living as “free traders” – secretly bringing contraband goods into the country while evading the corrupt Redcoats who work for the King. Kitty isn’t supposed to be involved in any of her father’s schemes… but she’s very good at creeping out at night, and before too long she is caught in the thick of the action – salvaging shipwrecks, staging prison-breaks, and staying one step ahead of the tyrannical excisemen!

Here’s a look inside the book:

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Developed in consultation with one of the world’s leading Egyptologists and written by award-winning author Chae Strathie, A Kid’s Life in Ancient Egypt is a fascinating and hilarious book exploring just how difficult life really was for children in ancient Egypt, from dodging Deathstalker scorpions to cleaning up cow dung! Brought to life with rich, humorous illustrations by newcomer Marisa Morea, this is a funny and accessible introduction to Ancient Egypt… and is probably the first book about ancient Egypt that involves bubble wrap and skateboards!

Here’s a look inside the book:

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You can find out more about the Teach Primary Book Awards here. The winners of the awards will be announced later in the year – congratulations, Philip, Jamie, Chae, and Marisa!

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