Peters Books & Furniture have announced the shortlists for their annual book awards, Peters Book of the Year 2016. The shortlists (see below), were compiled by Peters' own team of children's librarians, who read and review every book that the Birmingham-based children's specialist takes into stock.
Across the three categories, Picture Books, Junior Fiction and Teen Fiction, Peters’ librarians have included their favourite publishing from the last 12 months.
Peters encourages their customer base, schools and public libraries, to get involved with the awards by providing downloadable posters, teacher’s notes, bookmarks, voting forms and certificates. Many schools shadow the awards during spring term, with pupils placing votes either by post or online. They are also offering the shortlisted books to schools and nurseries at 25% discount – place your orders using the Offers page.
Downloads and online voting can be accessed via www.peters-books.co.uk/pboty.
The winners will be announced at a special ceremony at Peters’ Birmingham premises on the 15th March 2016.
There’s a Bear on My Chair by Ross Collins (Nosy Crow)
Space Dog by Mini Grey (Cape)
Families, Families, Families! by Suzanne Lang, illustrated by Max Lang (Picture Corgi)
Stay! by Alex Latimer (Picture Corgi)
Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar by Emily MacKenzie (Bloomsbury)
Miss Hazeltine’s Home for Shy and Fearful Cats by Alicia Potter, illustrated by Birgitta Sif (Walker)
A Tale of Two Beasts by Fiona Roberton (Hodder)
Hoot Owl: Master of Disguise by Sean Taylor, illustrated by Jean Jullien (Walker)
Max at Night by Ed Vere (Puffin)
Slug Needs a Hug! by Jeanne Willis, illustrated by Tony Ross (Andersen)
Not as We Know It by Tom Avery, illustrated by Kate Grove (Andersen)
How to Fight a Dragon’s Fury by Cressida Cowell (Hodder)
Demolition Dad by Phil Earle, illustrated by Sara Ogilvie (Orion)
How to Fly with Broken Wings by Jane Elson (Hodder)
The Pirates of Pangaea by Daniel Hartwell, illustrated by Neill Cameron (David Fickling Books)
The Marvels by Brian Selznick (Scholastic)
The Cake, the Wolf and the Witch by Maudie Smith, illustrated by Tony Ross (Orion)
My Brother is a Superhero by David Solomons, illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson (Nosy Crow)
Hamish and the Worldstoppers by Danny Wallace, illustrated by Jamie Littler (Simon and Schuster)
Return to the Secret Garden by Holly Webb (Scholastic)
Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne (Usborne)
The Earth is Singing by Vanessa Curtis (Usborne)
Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton (Corgi)
The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle (Corgi)
The Big Lie by Julie Mayhew (Hot Key)
Anything That Isn’t This by Chris Priestley (Hot Key)
Denton Little's Deathdate by Lance Rubin (Simon and Schuster)
The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz (Walker)
Concentr8 by William Sutcliffe (Bloomsbury)
Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly (Hot Key)
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