The Independent Bookshop Week Book Award 2017 shortlists

IBW-awardspic2017Huge congratulations to all the titles making the The Independent Bookshop Week Book Award 2017 shortlist.

The award has been running since 2007, with picture books gaining their own category in 2014 when Nicola Davies and Mark Hearlds’ First Book Of Nature scooped the prize.

The winners of each category will be announced on Friday 23rd June, the day before the start of this year’s IBW. Independent Bookshop Week (24th June – 1st July 2017) is part of the Books Are My Bag campaign, and seeks to celebrate independent bookshops in the UK and Ireland.

Children’s Fiction

The One Memory of Flora Banks – Emily Barr
Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth – Frank Cottrell Boyce
Cogheart – Peter Bunzl
Strange Star – Emma Carroll
The Shadow Keeper – Abi Elphinstone
A Poem for Every Night of the Year – Allie Esiri
The Bone Sparrow – Zana Fraillon
How Not to Disappear – Clare Furniss
The 78-Storey Treehouse – Andy Griffiths; illustrated by Terry Denton
The Wolf Wilder – Katherine Rundell
Saint Death – Marcus Sedgwick
The Painted Dragon – Katherine Woodfine

Children’s Picture Book

Odd Dog Out – Rob Biddulph
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

For more information check out the Twitter account – @IndieBound_UK –  for IBW updates and @booksaremybag for all things IBW and bookshops!

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