The 2018 North Somerset Teachers' Book Award


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Picture Books:

Mrs Noah's Pockets - Jackie Morris, illustrated by James Mayhew

The Great Gran Plan- Elli Woollard, illustrated by Steven Lenton

The Last Chip- Duncan Beedie

Little Red Reading Hood- Lucy Rowland, illustrated by Ben Mantle

Almost Anything- Sophy Henn

Nimesh the Adventurer- Ranjit Singh, illustrated by Mehrdokht Amini

Look Out! It's a Dragon- Jonny Lambert

Lulu Gets a Cat- Anna McQuinn, illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw

I'm Going to Eat this Ant- Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

Fairy Tale Pets-Tracy Corderoy, illustrated by  Jorge Martin

Izzy Gizmo- Pip Jones, illustrated by Sara Ogilvie

This Zoo is Not For You- Ross Collins                

Goat's Coat- Tom Percival, illustrated by Christine Pym

Something Fishy- Polly Dunbar

After the Fall- Dan Santat

Spyder- Matt Carr

Unplugged- Steve Antony

The Word Collector- Peter H Reynolds

What's Your Favourite Colour?  Eric Carle and friends

Cyril and Pat  - Emily Gravett



Poetry Books

Apes to Zebras ~ Liz Brownlee, Sue Hardy-Dawson & Roger Stevens

Alphamals- Ruth Symons, illustrated by Graham Carter

Firecrackers- Zaro Weil, illustrated by Jo Riddell

Tickling with Words-John Townsend, illustrated by Stef Murphy

The Same Inside- Liz Brownlee, Roger Stevens & Matt Goodfellow

Chicken on the Roof- Matt Goodfellow, illustrated by Hannah Asen

The World's Greatest Space Cadet- James Carter, illustrated by Ed Boxall

Blast off- Carole Bromley, illustrated by Catherine Benson

Little Lemur Laughing- Joshua Seigal

Message from the Moon- Hilda Offen

Peace Lily- Hilary Robinson, illustrated by Martin Impey

Rising Stars: New Young Voices in Poetry - Ruth Awolola, Victoria Adukweibulley, Abigail Cook, Jay Hulme and Amina Jama


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The Bee Book- Charlotte Milner

Star Finder for Beginners – foreword by Maggie Alderin-Pocock

Young, Gifted and Black- Jamia Wilson, illustrated by Andrea Pippins

How Does a Lighthouse Work?- Roman Belyaev

The Histronauts: An Egyptian Adventure -Frances Durkin, illustrated by Grace Cooke

Wild about Science - John Farndon, Steve Parker and Sally Morgan

Why Don't Fish Drown?- Anna Clayboure, illustrated by Claire Goble

Professor Astro Cat's Human Body Odyssey- Dr Dominic Walliman, illustrated by Ben Newman

Suffragette- David Roberts

Politics for Beginners- Louie Stowell, Alex Frith and Rosie Hore, illustrated by Kellan Stover

Books Books Books- Mick Manning, illustrated by Brita Granstrom

Welcome to Our World: A Celebration of Children Everywhere! -Moira Butterfield, illustrated by Harriet Lynas


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Read Aloud

Nevermoor- Jessica Townsend

Mr Penguin and the Lost Treasure – Alex T Smith

Fabio The World's Greatest Flamingo Detective: The Case of the Missing Hippo- Laura James, illustrated by Emily Fox

The Chocolate Factory Ghost- David O'Connell, illustrated by Clare Powell

Rose Muddle Mysteries: The Amber Pendant- Imogen White, illustrations by Davide Ortu

You Can't Make Me Go to Witch School- Em Lynas, illustrated by Jamie Littler

Yours Sincerely, Giraffe-Megumi Iwasa, illustrated by Jun Takabatake

Codebusters- Dan Metcalf, illustrated by Gary Cherrington

Witch for a Week- Kate Umansky, illustrated by Ashley King

Kat Wolf Investigates- Lauren St John

The Book Case- Dave Shelton

The Return of the Railway Children- Lou Kuenzler


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Quality Fiction

Just Jack- Kate Scott

The Hippo at the End of the Hall- Helen Cooper

To the Edge of the World- Julia Green

Sky Chasers- Emma Carroll (from an idea by Neal Jackson)

Sky Song- Abi Elphinstone

Norse Myths- Kevin Crossley-Holland, illustrated by Jeffrey Allan Love

The House with Chicken Legs- Sophie Anderson, illustrated by Melissa Castrillon and Elisa Paganelli

Revolt against the Romans - Tony Bradman

Mark of the Cyclops- Saviour Pirotta, illustrated by Freya Hartas

Song of the Dolphin Boy- Elizabeth Laird, illustrated by Peter Bailey

A Story Like the Wind- Gill Lewis, illustrated by Jo Weaver  

The Jewelled Jaguar- Sharon Tregenza


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Moving On

The Polar Bear Explorers' Club- Alex Bell, illustrated by Tomislav Tomic

Twister- Juliette Forrest, illustrated by Alexis Snell

The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole- Michelle Cuevas

Ella on the Outside- Cath Howe, illustrated by Nicila Theobald

Tin- Padraig Kenny

Running on Empty- S E Durrant, illustrated by Rob Biddulph

The Children of Castle Rock- Natasha Farrant

Kick- Mitch Johnson

The Eye of the North- Sinead O'Hart

Charlie and Me – Mark Lowery

How to Bee- Bren MacDibble

Herstory: 50 Women and Girls who Shook the World- Katherine Halligan, illustrated by Sarah Walsh