2019 Award Ceremony.
On 8th June authors, publishers, children, friends and members of the FCBG and our headline sponsor BookLife came to celebrate the Children’s Book Award ceremony 2019 at the Copthorne Tara Hotel in London.
It was an amazing turnout with all bar one of our shortlisted books represented by the author, illustrator or in some cases both!
Children from many of our testing groups came from across the country to meet the writers and illustrators of the books they chose as their top picks of 2019. They had the opportunity to chat with their book heroes and have their books signed.
As well as our Top 10 writers and illustrators we were also delighted to welcome other FCBG favourites who went down a storm with their fans.
Sarah McIntyre was our master of ceremonies and entertained everyone with a look at her new book ‘Grumpycorn.’ She also gave us a lesson in how to draw a unicorn wearing a crazy hat and the children and adults alike threw themselves into their own version with great gusto.
Then it was on to the prize giving. The portfolios of work that were presented to every Top 10 author and illustrator went down as well as always with the recipients keen to delve in and see the pictures, letters and inventive ways the children had come up with to express how much they loved the books they chose.