Children’s Book Award Blog Tour Round-up

What a couple of months we have had since we first announced the top ten shortlisted books in this year’s FCBG Children’s Book Award.

An enormous thanks must go to the utterly brilliant bloggers who have pulled out all the stops to make the blog tour such a success.

Also thank you to all the publishers who gave information, pictures and resources to help put the blogs together.  And to the authors and illustrators themselves for sending in quotes and agreeing to Q&A sessions.

If you have been following the tour then I am sure you will agree it has been a real celebration of the books chosen by our voting children.  And if you have missed any of the posts you can catch up by visiting

Childrensbookaward.org.uk

Here is a round-up of the blogs and the books they showcased.

CATEGORY 1 – PICTURE BOOKS


Fiona Barker
The Wondrous Dinosaurium
Written by John Condon
Illustrated by Steve Brown
Published by Maverick
https://fionabarker.co.uk/the-wondrous-dinosaurium-fcbg-childrens-book-award-blog-tour-2019/


Toppsta
Mixed
Written and illustrated by Arree Chung
Published by Macmillan
https://toppsta.com/blog/view/fcbg-children’s-book-award-blog-tour-mixed


Read It Daddy
The Last Chip
Written and illustrated by Duncan Beedie
Published by Templar
https://readitdaddy.blogspot.com/2019/03/readitdaddys-super-special-childrens.html


Mr E The Reader Teacher
What Do You Do If Your House Is A Zoo?
Written by John Kelly
Illustrated by Steph Laberis
Published by Little Tiger
https://thereaderteacher.com/2019/03/11/blog-tour-fcbg-childrens-book-award-what-do-you-do-if-your-house-is-a-zoo/ 

CATEGORY 2 – BOOKS FOR YOUNGER READERS


Book Lover Jo
Mr Penguin and the Fortress of Secrets
Written and illustrated by Alex T Smith
Published by Hodder
https://bookloverjo.wordpress.com/2019/03/18/mr-penguin-and-the-fortress-of-secrets-alex-t-smith/


Get Kids Into Books
The Dog Who Lost His Bark
Written by Eoin Colfer
Illustrated by P.J Lynch
Published by Walker
https://getkidsintobooks.wordpress.com/2019/03/22/the-dog-who-lost-his-bark-by-eoin-colfer-p-j-lynch/


Library Girl and Book Boy
Funny Kid – Stand Up
Written by Matt Stanton
Published by Harper Collins
https://librarygirlandbookboy.wordpress.com/2019/03/25/vote-funny-kid-stand-up-by-matt-stanton-for-the-fcbg-childrens-book-awards/ 

CATEGORY 3 – BOOKS FOR OLDER READERS


Amy The Golden Books Girl
The Light Jar
Written by Lisa Thompson
Published by Scholastic
https://goldenbooksgirl.wordpress.com/2019/04/01/childrens-book-awards-blog-tour-interview-with-lisa-thompson/#more-3205


Minerva Reads
The Storm Keeper’s Island
Written by Catherine Doyle
Published by Bloomsbury
http://www.minervareads.com/cba-the-storm-keepers-island-a-qa-with-catherine-doyle/           


Victoria from The Book Activist
Armistice Runner
Written by Tom Palmer
Published by Barrington Stoke
https://thebookactivist.blog/2019/04/08/cba-blog-tour-armistice-runner-by-tom-palmer/ 

AND NOW IT IS OVER TO YOU!!

As long as you are under 18 you can take part in the next stage of the voting process and help decide which books will top their categories and which will be crowned this year’s overall winner.

Click here to vote or to find out how to get involved.

Vote Now!

You can also find activities and resources on the website to help you run focussed groups in schools or book groups.

GET INVOLVED!!

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