Books Are My Bag Readers Award 2019

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

Book Subscriptions

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

Diversity requirements added to the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Book Awards criteria

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

Independent Bookshop Week – IBW Awards Winners

The winners of the IBW Book Awards 2019 have been announced! Adult Category The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker (Penguin)  £8.99 When the Greek Queen Helen is kidnapped by Trojans, the Greeks sail in pursuit, besieging the city of Troy. Trapped in the Greek soldiers’ camp is another captured queen, Briseis. Condemned to … More Independent Bookshop Week – IBW Awards Winners