‘100 Dogs’ named Sainsbury’s children’s book of the year
UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has announced the winners of the Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards, reports the Bookseller.
The children’s book of the year prize was awarded to 100 Dogs (Michael Whaite, Puffin), which also won the picture book category. The fiction prize went to The Nothing to See Here Hotel (Steven Butler, illus by Steven Lenton, S&S), beating out Nevermoor (Lothian) by Australian author Jessica Townsend.
Other category winners included: Norman’s New Shell (Sue Hendra & Paul Linnett, S&S), which won in the baby and toddler prize; The Book of Comparisons (Clive Gifford, illus by Paul Boston, Ivy Press) won the learning and development prize; and Peppa’s Magical Unicorn (Puffin) won the award for favourite characters.
Judith Kerr was also awarded the Sainsbury’s children’s classic award for The Tiger Who Came To Tea (HarperCollins), which is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
The winners of each category received a cash prize of £1000 (A$1780) and their books will be stocked in 476 Sainsbury’s stores across the UK.