Illustrations are part and parcel of storytelling for children of all ages, and publishing in the UK showcases the fantastic range of book artists currently at work. Take a look at our past winners poster for the Children’s Book Award (CBA) and you will see just how many illustrators have been loved and honoured by children and young people over the last thirty-five years
As the theme for this year’s National Share a Story Month is ‘Picture a Story’, we would like to remind you of the illustrated books on the short list for CBA 2017 with a round up of the blogs we’ve posted over the last few weeks.
For younger children:
Chicken Nugget by Michelle Robinson and illustrated by Tom McLaughlin
Grandad’s Island by Benji Davies
Oi Dog! by Kes and Claire Gray and illustrated by Jim Field
Gracie Grabbit and the Tiger by Helen Stephens
This year there is only one illustrated book in the short-listed books for younger readers:
An Eagle in the Snow by Michael Morpurgo and illustrated by Michael Foreman
For the full list and information about voting see here. Please note that only children are allowed to vote and that voting closes at 12.00 on Friday 12th May if voting online.