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Posted by Tom, September 9, 2016

Three Nosy Crow titles longlisted for the 2017 UKLA Book Awards!

The longlists for the 2017 UKLA Book Awards have been announced today – and we’re absolutely thrilled that three Nosy Crow books have been recognised!

The UKLA Book Awards are the only awards judged by active classroom teachers – it’s a great honour to be longlisted.

Little Bits of Sky, by S.E. Durrant, and The Many Worlds of Albie Bright, by Christopher Edge, have both been longlisted in the 7-11 category of the awards.

Moving, wise, and beautifully written, Little Bits of Sky is a breathtaking debut for 9-12 year old readers, and an uplifting story of loss, love and finding your place in the world. Here’s a look inside the book:

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Frank Cottrell Boyce called The Many Worlds of Albie Bright “A book with a big brain, big laughs and a big, big heart.” The Times, naming the book a Children’s Book of the Week, wrote: “Christopher Edge has written a clever story infused with science that wears its intelligence humorously, introduces complex ideas with the lightest of touches … Give the man his own element on the periodic table of children’s authors.” Here’s a look inside the book:

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And There’s a Bear on My Chair by Ross Collins has been longlisted in the 3-6 category, too! A joyously illustrated picture book, with a clever single rhyme echoing Dr Seuss, this is perfect for sharing. Here’s a look inside the book:

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You can also buy beautiful, limited edition, signed and numbered giclee prints featuring artwork from There’s a Bear on My Chair exclusively from the Nosy Crow shop – here’s a look at the prints on offer:

There's a Bear on my Chair | Ross Collins

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There's a Bear on my Chair | Ross Collins

Buy this print.

There's a Bear on my Chair | Ross Collins

Buy this print.

There's a Bear on my Chair | Ross Collins

Buy this print.

You can find out more about the UKLA awards, and read the full longlists, here. The shortlists for the awards will be announced in March next year, and the overall winners will be announced on June 30th at the UKLA International Conference.

Congratulations Sue, Chris, and Ross!