We’re delighted to announce that the 2019 Books Are My Bag Readers Award Shortlists have been announced! Please have a look here to see the shortlists and VOTE for your favourite books! https://www.nationalbooktokens.com/vote There are several categories, but we’re listing the children’s shortlists here: Children’s Fiction Award Shortlist Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica … More Books Are My Bag Readers Award 2019
We’ve got the latest edition of Booktime magazine! There are loads of author interviews, including Shaun Bythell (Confessions of A Bookseller), Nicci French (the spouse team behind The Lying Room) and Jenny McLachlan (The Land of Roar) The online version is here. If you’d like to order anything from the magazine, please get in touch. … More Booktime – September/October 2019
We’re launching a new gift idea, Book Subscription Packages. It’s just in time for the Christmas ordering season, so if you’re stuck for ideas for the booklovers in your life, then this is a perfect present for them! We’ve loaded the section onto the website, so you can order in confidence straight away. At the … More Book Subscriptions
CILIP has announced revised judging criteria for the 2020 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals. In order to encourage more inclusive, child-focused awards, the association will invite judges and shadow judges “to reflect on the experiences and representation within each nominated book, the author’s treatment of the characters and plot, and the book’s relatability to … More Diversity requirements added to the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Book Awards criteria
I know it’s Adults’ books, but we’re excited by the Booker Prize Shortlist this year! The 2019 Booker Prize shortlist has been announced. • The Testaments (Vintage, Chatto & Windus) by Margaret Atwood (Canada) • Ducks, Newburyport (Galley Beggar Press) by Lucy Ellmann (USA/UK) • Girl, Woman, Other (Hamish Hamilton) by Bernardine Evaristo (UK) • … More Booker Prize Shortlist Announced!