Last year, I hosted my first snailycanflyy Book Award, where I narrowed down my top books of the year, and after a fab reading year the award is back for 2018! Last year saw some tough competition from some amazing books featuring amazing authors and illustrators with the overall winner being the very worthy The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson which still stands out as one of the best books I’ve ever read!
The award is split into three categories – Best Picture Book, Best Middle Grade and Best Young Adult, with a winner in each category and an overall winner. The criteria is simply that it has to be a five-star rated book published in 2018 and one that I want to talk about, one that has stuck with me since reading and one that I would recommend wholeheartedly. So, without futher ado, here are the category nominees:
BEST PICTURE BOOK:
Oscar the Hungry Unicorn – Lou Carter, Nikki Dyson
The Bear, The Piano, The Dog and the Fiddle – David Litchfield
Ruby’s Worry – Tom Percival
Space Tortoise – Ross Montgomery, David Litchfield
The Story Orchestra: The Sleeping Beauty – Jessica Courtney-Tickle
BEST MIDDLE GRADE BOOK:
BEST YOUNG ADULT BOOK:
AND THE WINNERS ARE…drumroll please!
BEST PICTURE BOOK
Oscar the Hungry Unicorn
BEST MIDDLE GRADE BOOK
Death in the Spotlight
BEST YOUNG ADULT BOOK
To Kill a Kingdom
The Truth Pixie
A massive congratulations and thank you to all of the authors who’s books made it to the shortlist! All of these books are so incredible and I’ve loved reading them in 2018!