Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Go to Checkout
Our Birmingham Shop
Books We're Talking About
Our Bristol Shop
Animators Survival Kit

Early Years Awards shortlist unveiled

18th August 2009

The shortlists for the 2009 Booktrust Early Years Awards have been announced.

Awards are made across three categories, including best book for babies under one year old, best picture book for pre-school children aged under five years old and the best emerging illustrator of a book for children under five years of age.

In the Baby Book Award category, The Big Night-Night Book by Georgie Birkett, Baby Loves: Tiger by Claire Dowe and Five Little Ducks by Francesca Stich & Jemima Lumley are all in the running.

If I Were You by Richard Hamilton, Oliver Who Travelled Far and Wide by Mara Bergman and Wow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood have made the shortlist in the Pre-School Award category.

In the Best Emerging Illustrator category The Grump by Sarah Garson, Toot Toot Beep Beep by Emma Garcia and Peas! by Andrew Cullen were among the nominees.

Winners in each category will receive GBP 2,000 in addition to a specially-commissioned award by a leading illustrator.

Chair of judges Wendy Cooling explained that there is 'lots to get excited about in today's books for pre-school children'.

She said: 'This year's winners offer involvement, humour, magic, fine illustration and plenty more.

'These books will really get the very young hooked into reading!'

The awards are supported by the Unwin Foundation and Bookstart, which is a charity encouraging people of all ages and cultures to engage with books.

Latest Blog
Caz Hildebrand's Top Ten Herbs
20/09/2016

Herbarium author Caz Hildebrand reveals her top ten all-time favourite herbs

Chitra Soundar on Diverse Picture Books
19/09/2016

Chitra Soundar talks about some of her favourite diverse picture books that tell previously untold stories.

Peter Wohlleben on the Forest as a Social Network
16/09/2016

Forester Peter Wohlleben draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd