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Posted on October 1, 2020

Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright shortlisted for the 2020 Books Are My Bag Readers Awards

We’re thrilled that Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright: An Animal Poem for Every Day of the Year, collected by Fiona Waters and illustrated by Britta Teckentrup, has been shortlisted for the 2020 Books Are My Bag Readers Awards! Launched in 2016 and sponsored by National Book Tokens, The Readers Awards are the industry’s only awards curated by bookshops and voted for by readers. You can vote for your favourite, here.

Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright is a lavishly illustrated gift book of 366 animal poems – one for every day of the year – ranging from unforgettable classics to contemporary works from around the world, including poetry in translation. From William Blake and Roger McGough to Grace Nicols, Christina Rossetti, Emily Dickinson and many more, this is a breathtaking collection, complemented by artwork that brings the richness and wonder of the animal kingdom to life.

With sumptuous finished including cloth binding, full-colour illustrations throughout, textured paper jacket, and ribbon marker, this is the perfect gift and a book to treasure.

“There is a whole world inside this glorious book; a poem for every day. This is a wonderful introduction to nature
and all our fellow creatures.” – Michael Morpurgo

“A thing of visual and verbal beauty […] this rewarding safari will brighten a year of bedtimes and lodge in the minds of children for a lifetime.” – Sunday Times

“One of the most stunning children’s books of the year, it’s a tome that will be treasured by generations to come.” – The Independent

You can watch the book trailer here:

And take a look inside this stunning collection:

Buy the book.

The winners of the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards will be announced on Tuesday 10th November at the award ceremony. You can find out more information about the award, and to place your vote, here.

Congratulations Fiona, Britta, and everyone else involved in creating this collection!