We all like a good laugh and what can be better to get your child hooked on reading than sharing a funny book with them? Former Children's Laureate, Michael Rosen, has announced the shortlist for the first ever Laugh out Loud Book Awards (The Lollies).
We are very excited to announce that Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet, co-creators of veggie-hero, Supertato have been shortlisted for the best laugh out loud picture book award this year, for the brilliant I need a wee!
Paul Garland likes to use metaphor and word play to create simple bold imagery, the simpler the concept the more effective the solution.
Benji Davies’ Grandad’s Island (Simon & Schuster) has done the double at this years Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards winning both the best picture book prize and being crowned overall children’s book of the year, beating off competition from three other category winners.
James Taylor, Infomen and Yehrin Tong all contributed to THE RIVERSIDE MAGAZINE’s recent success, when it scooped up not one but three design awards: The German Design Award, the Iconic awards, and the Red Dot Design award.
It’s official – Supertato: Hap-pea ever after has been named one of The Big 11 for 2016 and is an official World Book Day 2016 choice!
The Ruth Borchard Collection is the UK’s only public collection of self-portraits by British and Irish artists, with 150 works and growing. The Original Collection was the life-long project of Ruth Borchard, who built up a collection of 100 self-portraits by the most distinguished twentieth-century artists in Britain. The Prize offers a unique opportunity for new and established artists alike to compete for a £10,000 prize, and the chance for their work to be purchased for the Ruth Borchard Next Generation Collection. Emily Tull's portrait, which has been shortlisted, is from a series of hand-embroidered works of art.Here's what she says about the work:
"In this series beauty and fragility are enhanced. Hand stitching takes the place of drawing, abstracting the subject, breaking down the features to a more vulnerable state. The thread 'melting' into the fabric representing delicate 'skin'."You can see her portrait "Fragility #2" exhibit along with other entries for the prize at Piano Nobile Kings Place,London until the October 9th
Following an award studded 2014 for Bright star Nicola O’Byrne - including the coveted Waterstones Children’s Book Prize - this year was already set to consist of gleaming prosperity. The BookTrust‘s Booktime story for 2015 – that is to be gifted to 700,000 reception-aged children in UK – is Nicola O’Byrne’s debut picture book, Open Very Carefully (Nosy Crow).
The book with bite, which was brokered by Bright M.D Vicki Willden-Lebrecht, has been a seemingly huge success with children of all ages, their parents & schools the world over. Kate Wilson, Managing Director of Nosy Crow, aptly describes why the book has been received so well by young readers -
‘With its invitation to interactivity, its humour and its stylish but accessible illustration, Open Very Carefully seems to have really wide appeal’
The Nosy Crow book, which is to be distributed to all UK school children aged 4-5, will be accompanied by a Booktime pack that provides guidance & notes for parents aimed at installing the importance of reading with their children.
With a reach of two million children & families, the BookTrust is Britain’s largest reading charity. As the organisation’s 10th Booktime story to be gifted to every reception child in UK, Open Very Carefully will no doubt continue to grace the shelves of more and more young readers this year – especially with the availability of 13 languages.
See Nicola O’Byrne’s Literary Portfolio HERE for previous titles, awards & upcoming projects.
Congratulations to Hannah George and Jennifer Grey on winning The
Surrey Libraries Children's Book Award 2015!
We were delighted to hear that 'Chicken Mission - Danger In The Deep
Dark Woods' published by Faber Children’s scooped the prize. Hannah
loves illustrating these action packed adventures about Amy
Cluckbucket - The Kung Foo Chicken, with a few of the characters being
based on her own pet hens!