‘Where’s Mr Lion’ named Sainsbury’s children’s book of the year
The baby and toddler book Where’s Mr Lion by Ingela Arrhenius (Nosy Crow) has been named book of the year at the 2017 Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards, reports the Bookseller.
The winners in the other four categories were: The Koala Who Could (Rachel Bright & Jim Field, Orchard Books) for picture books; Tilly and the Time Machine (Adrian Edmondson, Puffin) for children’s fiction; 100 Things to Know About the Human Body (Usborne) for learning and development; and Pokemon Encylopedia for licensed product.
Each winner received a £1000 (A$1621) prize.
Sainsbury’s head of books and music Pete Selby said that new categories were added to the awards this year ‘to reflect the growing sales trends we are seeing in our stores’. ‘The licensing is an increasing part of our overall business as well as children’s publishing, so it was important to celebrate that this year,’ he said.