WINNER: GOLD FOR BEST CHILDREN'S BOOK 6+
WHAT: The first in a brand new series of hilarious books from acclaimed picture book creator Sophy Henn aimed at kids age 6+
WHY: Our judges loved the fresh and original granddaughter/grandmother dynamic in this book and all of Bad Nana's shockingly naughty exploits described by her wide eyed, 8-year old granddaughter Jeannie. Judge and Junior Contributing Editor Ellie Crompton said "This makes me want to grow old disgracefully. Bad Nana is an inspiration and I'm looking forward to reading this with my daughter - or maybe I should get Grandma to read it!" Our mini-influencers were also very drawn to this book. Fancy Nancy said "Great eye catching cover and sounds like a great read!" while Fleur Isted of the Isted Kids added '" would really like to read this; it looks fun!"
WHERE: Amazon, Waterstones
WINNER: SILVER FOR BEST CHILDREN'S BOOK 6+
WHAT: The first of seven books in the new RORY BRANAGAN (DETECTIVE) crime comedy series for kids 8+
WHY: This debut quirky crime comedy really tickled our judges who loved the concept of eccentric Rory Branagan and his sidekick Cassidy investigating the suspicious poisoning of the next-door neighbour. The accompanying illustrations by Ralph Lazar will make this book sure fire hit with kids who love the added bonus of drawings to draw them in. Our mini influencers were seriously impressed. Amazing Arabella said the book was "Super engaging and fun to read." and mini-model Farouk James said it was definitely on his to read list. "I like the cover because it is super sonic. And the story looks like it will make me laugh."
WINNER: BRONZE FOR BEST CHILDREN'S BOOK 6+
WHAT: Debut writer Sophie Anderson's magical novel for mid-graders who love captivating stories with heart. Suitable for kids age 8+
WHY: This novel about a house with a mind of it own that moves on chicken legs is as spellbinding as it sounds improbable. A retelling of an old Prussian fairy tale, this story will transport children from the land of iPhones and square screens into an altogether more captivating world of suspended reality exploring the major topics of life, death and love. Mini Influencer Fleur Isted of the Isted Kids said "I really want to read this" and Amazing Arabella found it hard to put down saying "this is such a cool book with awesome illustrations!"