31 March 2020 Share
SLS announces Winner
We are delighted to share the news from Hampshire SLS that they have announced the winner of the Hampshire Picture Book Award for 2020: "What Do You Do if Your House is a Zoo?" Written by John Kelly and Illustrated by Steph Laberis, published by Little Tiger Books.
Over 6,000 pupils from 122 schools across Hampshire took part in the award and spent the spring term reading and sharing the four books on the shortlist.
The shortlist was:
The books chosen for the shortlist were ones that were outstanding picture books with exciting stories that have great style and stretched the children's imagination, feelings and vocabulary.
Leilah Skelton from Little Tiger Press emailed a response to the news that What to do if your House is a Zoo won the Award: "Thank you SO much for this good news in what has become very dark times!"
Thank you to you and to all of your young voters. I hope that they can stay well and happy and well-read through all this. Many congratulations to John Kelly and Steph Laberis and our commiserations to the other celebrated authors and illustrators whose work was also shortlisted.