Books published by Templar, Bloomsbury Children’s, Andersen Press and Flying Eye Books are the winners of the 2015 English 4-11 Picture Book Awards, organised by the English Association.
Orion and the Dark by Emma Yarlett (Templar Publishing) won the fiction 4-7 years category, while The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell, got the prize for fiction 7-11 years.
In the non-fiction categories, Jason Chin’s Gravity (Andersen Press) was the winner in 4-7 years and Shackleton’s Journey by William Grill (Flying Eye Books) got the prize for 7-11 years.
The awards are given by the English Association, which publishes English 4-11, a journal about teaching English in primary schools, and will be presented at a ceremony in London on the 27th May.
This year’s shortlist in full:
Atlas of Adventures by Rachel Williams, illustrated by Lucy Letherland (Wide Eyed Editions)
Gravity by Jason Chin (Andersen Press)
Half a Man by Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Gemma O’Callaghan (Walker Books)
In My Heart: A book of feelings by Jo Witek, illustrated by Christine Roussey (Abrams Appleseed)
My Teacher is a Monster! by Peter Brown (Macmillan Children’s Books)
Orion and the Dark by Emma Yarlett (Templar Publishing)
Shackleton’s Journey by William Grill (Flying Eye Books)
Smelly Louie by Catherine Rayner (Macmillan Children’s Books)
Something about a Bear by Jackie Morris (Frances Lincoln Children’s Books)
The Comedy, History & Tragedy of William Shakespeare by Anna Claybourne, illustrated by Adria Meserve (Franklin Watts)
The Five of Us by Quentin Blake (Tate Publishing)
The Imaginary by A F Harrold, illustrated by Emily Gravett (Bloomsbury Children’s Books)
The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell (Bloomsbury Children’s Books)
The Story of Buildings by Patrick Dillon, illustrated by Stephen Beisty (Walker Books)
This Book Just Ate My Dog! by Richard Byrne (Oxford University Press)
Where the Poppies Now Grow by Hilary Robinson, illustrated by Martin Impey (Strauss House Productions)