The media writes about the importance of books for children roughly about once a year. Usually around World Book Day. So it was a pleasant surprise to open The Guardian last Saturday and see an independent Supplement all about books for children.
Winners of the Independent Bookshop Week Book Award 2016 were announced!
And the winners are…..
- Adult Category
The Green Road by Anne Enright (Vintage)
- Children’s Category
Pugs of the Frozen North by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre (Oxford University Press)
- Children’s Picture Book Category
Stanley the Amazing Knitting Cat by Emily MacKenzie (Bloomsbury Children’s Books)
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS!
I was pleased to see the cover of ”The Mouse Who Reached the Sky” on the cover of the mentioned supplement. Unfortunately the shortlist of the nominated books didn’t make it to the supplement, so let me get the things right - here it is.
I value the importance and hard work of independent booksellers very much , so it was a great honour to be on the list.
I looked at the list yesterday, saw the name of the amazing Judith Kerr and remembered this beautiful documentary - Hitler, the Tiger and Me . If you haven’t seen it yet, do have a look. You are in for a real treat.
This week I continued working on my new book.
I do lots of painting and printing. Just the way I like it. I really want to keep the art work loose and fresh. In fact so much, that my editor told me off at the last meeting. I have to calm down a bit and do a bit more detail in the book. I know she is right.I added little changes to some of the finished illustrations.Do you know who is hiding behind the tree?
More about more books later.