The shortlist for the 2020 English 4-11 Picture Book Awards were announced today – and we’re delighted that The Suitcase, by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros, and This is a Dog, by Ross Collins have both been shortlisted in the Fiction 4 – 7 years category!
Established in 1995, the awards are presented by the English Association to the best children’s picture books of the year. There are 17 books in the shortlist this year, out of 333 submitted – and in the Fiction 4-7 shortlist, two out of the four books are published by Nosy Crow.
Written in response to the refugee crisis, The Suitcase is a touching, timely tale about the importance of kindness, understanding and friendship. Take a look inside this heartfelt tale below:
A delightfully silly picture book from award-winning author Ross Collins, This is a Dog combines comic misunderstanding with wonderful illustrations. Here’s a look inside:
You can find out more about the English Picture Book Awards, and view the shortlist, here. The winners will be announced at the award ceremony in November.
Congratulations Chris and Ross!