Need some book buying inspiration?
The shortlist for the 2017 Independent Bookshop Week Book Awards has just been announced and is packed with gorgeous picture book choices for children:
The Storm Whale in Winter – Benji Davies
The Detective Dog – Julia Donaldson & Sara Ogilvie
The Covers of My Book Are Too Far Apart! – Vivian French; illustrated by Nigel Baines
Oi Dog! – Kes Gray and Claire Gray; illustrated by Jim Field
Tidy – Emily Gravett
The Darkest Dark – Chris Hadfield; illustrated by The Fan Brothers
Are You Sitting Comfortably? – Leigh Hodgkinson
Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World – Kate Pankhurst
There’s a Tiger in the Garden – Lizzy Stewart
Bee: Nature’s Tiny Miracle – Britta Teckentrup
A Beginner’s Guide to Bear Spotting – Michelle Robinson; illustrated by David Roberts
The winner will be announced on 23 June, at the start of Independent Bookshop Week, which is part of the Books Are My Bag campaign and celebrates independent stores across the UK.
The previous winners of this category are Stanley the Amazing Knitting Cat by Emily MacKenzie, A Walk in Paris by Salvatore Rubbino, and A First Book of Nature by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Mark Hearld.