The longlists for the 2019 UKLA Book Awards have been announced today – and we’re absolutely thrilled that three Nosy Crow books have been recognised!
Now in their 11th year, the UKLA Book Awards are the only awards judged by active classroom teachers – it’s a great honour to be longlisted.
Stardust, written by Jeanne Willis and illustrated by Briony May Smith, and This Zoo is Not for You, written and illustrated by Ross Collins, have both been shortlisted in the 3-6 category.
A wonderfully moving tale about the importance of being true to yourself, with magical illustrations, Stardust is a perfect bedtime picture book. Here’s a look inside:
A rollicking rhyming picture book, from the award-winning creator of There’s a Bear on My Chair, This Zoo is Not for You combines comic misunderstandings with a heartfelt story about acceptance and belonging. Here’s a look inside:
And Running on Empty, by S.E. Durrant, has been longlisted in the 7-11 category! A beautifully told story of unorthodox families, grief, adolescence and running, The Sunday Times called Running on Empty “lyrical, moving and realistic”. Here’s a look inside:
You can find out more about the UKLA awards, and read the full longlists, here. The shortlists for the awards will be announced in April next year, and the overall winners will be announced in July at the 2019 UKLA International Conference.
Congratulations Jeanne, Briony, Ross, and Sue!