Sheffield Children’s Book Award 2014

 Bright are immensely proud to represent half of the nominated titles for this year’s Sheffield’s Children’s Book Award that is taking place tomorrow, November 5th. This prestigious award was first started almost 2 decades ago with the intent of encouraging children of all ages to read as well as to highlight the very best children’s books published annually. With its emphasis on young readers and literary importance it has grown from strength to strength, becoming a publishing event we look forward to every year here at Bright.
The short listed Bright titles are Sue Hendra’s Spider Sandwiches, Nicola O’Byrne’s Open Very Carefully, Adam & Charlotte Guillain and Lee Wildish’s Spaghetti with the Yeti collaboration. Each creative has seen great success in various publishing awards this year, including taking home the gold for the Waterstone’s Picture Book Award (Nicola with Open Very Carefully), the Oxfordshire Children’s Book Award (Sue with No Bot, Simon & Schuster) and nominations, short listings as well as praise across the board:
  • Kate Greenaway Prize 2014 – Long list (Open Very Carefully)
  • Red House Children’s Book Award 2014 – Pick of the Year (Open Very Carefully)
  • Oscar’s First Book Prize 2014Final five (Open Very Carefully & Spaghetti with the Yeti)
  • Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2014 – nominated (Spaghetti with the Yeti)
  • Portsmouth Book Award 2014 – nominated (Spaghetti with the Yeti)

As well as attending the award ceremony, Spaghetti with the Yeti husband and wife team will be availble after the ceremony to talk about their book one of the local libraries. To find out more about this fun event with Adam & Charlotte Guillain, please contact the event organisers.

 Bright had great success at the Sheffield Children’s Book Award last year when Mark Chambers not only became the Picture Book category winner for his comical Pigeon Poo (written by Elizabeth Baguley, Little Tiger Press) but he was also highly commended for My Hamster is a Genius (written by Dave Lowe, Templar) in the Shorter & Longer Novel category.



Mark (far right) at the Sheffield Children’s Book Event last year with his winning book, Pigeon Poo (Little Tiger Press)

The Bright team would like to wish the best of luck to our five creatives shortlisted for the award this year!

(The event is taking place November 5th in Sheffield with various creative activities taking place before and after. For more information, click here.)