The annual Nottingham Children’s Book Award has celebrated its 17th birthday in style.
The awards, which were launched in 2001, have been targeted at pre-school children since 2008 and aim to get young children excited about reading.
Library staff and local school children whittled down the longlist to a shortlist of three, and between February and June library staff visited early-years settings to read the books and ask children to vote for their favourite. Families were also encouraged to read the Book Award books together in the library and vote for their favourite; or watch the videos and vote online.
Over 5000 children took part and we can now announce that the winner of the Nottingham Children’s Book Award 2018 is…..
Neon Leon by Jane Clarke and Britta Teckentrup
(published by Nosy Crow)
Jane Clarke and Britta Teckentrup have written and illustrated well over 100 books between them. They won this year’s competition with 38% of the vote.
The runners up were:
Bedtime with Ted by Sophy Henn (published by Bloomsbury)
Giraffe and Frog by Zehra Hicks (published by Two Hoots)
The videos will be left on for you to enjoy!
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