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Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards winners announced

UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has announced the winners of the first Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards, reports the Bookseller. That’s Not My Piglet (Fiona Watt, illus by Rachel Wells, Usborne) was the winner in the baby and toddler category, There’s a Lion in My Cornflakes (Michelle Robinson, illus by Jim Field, Bloomsbury) won the award for picture book, and Buckle and Squash and the Monstrous Moat Dragon (Sarah Courtauld, Macmillan) won the award for ‘fiction for age 5-9 years’. The winners of each category received a cash prize of £1000 (A$1834). The judging panel, chaired by Sainsbury’s children’s book buyer Louise Ward, also included author Phil Earle and illustrator Sarah McIntyre. The winning titles will be sold in Sainsbury’s stores for £3 (A$5.50). To see the full list of winners and runners-up, click here.

 

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