Everyone on the longlist for this year’s Picture Book Prize produced a story of brilliant quality. Decisions were very tricky, but in the end, we arrived at the following shortlist.
A very huge congratulations to:
Matt Byrne – Why The Sky Is Blue
Tracy Curran – The Teapot Genie
Phil Dillon – A Bundle of Fluff Isn’t Nearly Enough
Peter Frederick – My Sheep Are Asleep
Fiona Harding – Badger on the Beach
Lorna Lee – Bella’s Bicycle
Stacey Miller – Punkerella
Alison Padley-Woods – More Cheese Please!
Kael Tudor – One Goose, Two Moose
David Wadsworth – A Is For Octopus
Kathryn WIlliams – From Little Acorns
So excited for you all! And sending huge encouragement to all the longlisters who didn’t make the shortlist this year. Remember, as well as having criteria to meet, the selection process is also subjective – we had to choose, and some stories the judges connected with more. Enter again next year! And don’t forget to proudly add your longlist news on your cover letters and Twitter bios. You did great.
Shortlisters: many congratulations! You’re through to the next – and final – round! Feedback will follow, but may not be with you until the New Year.
***UPDATE: WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED WEEK COMMENCING 6TH JANUARY 2020!***