Alastair Chisholm, Morag Hood and Meg McLaren have made the 2020 Bookbug Picture Book Prize shortlist.
The Prince and the Witch and the Thief and the Bears by Chisholm and illustrated by Jez Tuya (Walker Books), Sophie Johnson: Unicorn Expert by Hood, illustrated by Ella Okstad (Simon & Schuster), and The Station Mouse by McLaren (Penguin) will do battle for the award.
Children across Scotland can vote for their favourite to win the prize, run by Scottish Book Trust with support from Browns Books for Students. The winner will be announced on 29th January 2020. Shortlisted authors and illustrators pick up £500 and the winner will receive £3,000.
A free copy of each of the three books on the shortlist will be given to every Primary 1 child during Book Week Scotland in November.
Marc Lambert, c.e.o. of Scottish Book Trust, said: “The Bookbug Picture Book Prize highlights some of the finest children’s books in Scotland. We are delighted to work with Browns Books for Students to make this award possible and celebrate the wonderful authors and illustrators working in the picture book industry.”