Carnegie Longlist 2016 · Carnegie Nominations 2016 · Greenaway Longlist 2016 · Greenaway Nominations 2016

The Imaginary by A.F.Harrold

‘Amanda was dead,’ a bolder start as any for an intriguing story, one of imagination as the title implies and in this case exploring the world of imaginary friends. What also gives it an unusual angle is that the story is from the perspective Rudger, a boy who is an imaginary friend. It’s about imaginary… Continue reading The Imaginary by A.F.Harrold

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How the Sun Got to Coco’s House by Bob Graham

  Bob Graham fans won’t be disappointed with his latest picture book.  The gentle, lyrical story tracks the suns movement across the earth, capturing the diversity and beauty of our planet. In these turbulent times, adults will appreciate these moments of peace and hope.  The simple, muted colour palette and absence of humour & excitement… Continue reading How the Sun Got to Coco’s House by Bob Graham

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Grandad’s Island by Benji Davies

Everything about this book is beautiful. It’s a sign of a great picture book when it appeals to parent’s as much as young children.   At its simplest level, this is an adventure story which highlights a little boys loving relationship with his grandad.  For adults, and for children who have experienced the loss of a… Continue reading Grandad’s Island by Benji Davies

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Please Mr Panda by Steve Antony

Please Mr Panda is beautifully illustrated picture book by award winning author and illustrator Steve Antony. The story is simple but effective, highlighting the need for good manners including patience and politeness. The illustrations are bright, bold and seem to fit perfectly with the text and the humour within the book can be enjoyed by both parents… Continue reading Please Mr Panda by Steve Antony

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The Sleeper and the Spindle – Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell

This is a beautifully reinvented fairy tale with Snow White and Sleeping Beauty being weaved together and altered to create a story of dark magic, adventure and female heroism. This book is not only fantastically enjoyable to read but also visually stunning, but this is no surprise as it comes from the joint efforts of… Continue reading The Sleeper and the Spindle – Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell

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Where’s the Elephant? By Barroux

Inspired by the ever popular ‘Where’s Wally’, this innovative picture book gets the youngest readers thinking about a big issue: deforestation. There are hardly any words: you just have to find the elephant, the snake and the parrot in the beautiful brightly coloured illustrations of the jungle. This starts off being quite tricky, as they… Continue reading Where’s the Elephant? By Barroux

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Wall by Tom Clohosy Cole

Alluding to the difficult times brought about by the Berlin Wall, Wall by Tom Clohosy Cole is a beautifully illustrated story of desolation and courage.  The story comes from the perspective of a child who has lost his father to the wall, and is desperately searching for a way to find him again.  The dark… Continue reading Wall by Tom Clohosy Cole