WINNER OF BEST CHILDRENS BOOK 6+: GOLD
WHO: Mindful Champs
WHAT: My Grief Journal for Children
WHY: When children go through loss it can be a bewildering time for both them and the adults around them. Our judges felt that this journal would really help support families going through loss and give children some vital tools for navigating through grief as well as helping their carers to feel that they were doing something positive to help. The grief journal has been put together with great thought and sensitivity and our judges commended it for being a gentle, nurturing book that could really help a child processing loss.
WHERE: Mindful Champs
WINNER OF BEST CHILDRENS BOOK 6+: SILVER
WHAT: Harklights by Tim Tilley
WHY: This beautifully presented book really touched our judges who loved the magical fairy tale feel written in a contemporary voice with a strong sense of adventure and mystery. Themes around preserving nature, loyalty and kindness were picked up on by our judges who also loved the shadow puppet style illustrations throughout that helped bring the whole book to life. The JDA panel felt this was a fantastic read for children of around 7-8 years old and would be perfect for boys and girls who love a fast pace and lots of cliff-hangers.
WINNER OF BEST CHILDRENS BOOK 6+: BRONZE
WHO: Agnes & Aubrey
WHAT: Take Me Home: An Activity Journal For Young Explorers
WHY: This latest addition to Agnes & Aubrey’s series of guided journals really excited our judges who loved the stylish, yet clear and readable design paired with original and inspiring content. This book encourages children to explore the place they live and gives plenty of scope for activity and thought with facts and activities for kids to pour over. Our panel felt it would appeal to kids who are particularly interested in architecture and design. Amazing that the concept for this book came about in 2019 pre-pandemic!
WHERE: Agnes & Aubrey