The shortlist for the 2018 Haringey Children’s Book Award has been announced, and we’re delighted to see two Nosy Crow books have been recognised!
Th award, now in it’s 4th year, was established in order to promote literacy and literature in Haringey. Organised by the librarian community, the prize aims to inspire and encourage reading and writing amongst the borough’s children and young people. And we’re thrilled that both Sweet Pizza, by G.R. Gemin, and The Jamie Drake Equation, by Christopher Edge, are in the running for the award!
A great story that has immigration at its core, Sweet Pizza is perfect for fans of Jacqueline Wilson and Michael Morpurgo – it’s got fantastic dramatic writing, strong characters, and big-hearted social realism.
Joe’s family run the local cafe in Bryn Mawr. It’s seen better days and Joe’s mam wants to sell it. But it was started before the war by Joe’s Italian great-grandfather, and he can’t bear to see it shut. And Joe loves his Italian heritage: the language, the opera, the lasagne! As Joe looks down the depressing High Street, he’s determined to bring this diverse town together through good food and fine times! He vows to save the family business, and find out more about his past at the same time….
Here’s a look inside the book:
A phenomenal novel for 9+ year olds, The Jamie Drake Equation combines great storytelling, popular science, and lots of heart. The book has been named one of The Times’ Children’s Books of the Year – Alex O’Connell writes: “If you like stories about space, aliens and having to share your parents with other people, this is for you. It is told with the intelligence and heart we can expect of Christopher Edge, nominated for the Carnegie Medal for The Many Worlds of Albie Bright ... A fun, intellectually challenging novel with an emotional centre.”:
Combining action and adventure with cutting-edge space exploration and a compelling emotional core, this is truly awesome storytelling. Here’s a look inside the book:
Congratulations, Chris and Giancarlo!