'A Beginner's Guide to Bear Spotting', written by me and illustrated by David Roberts has been long listed for the UK Literacy Association's Book Awards 2017.
The list is a very strong one - proof if it were needed that we are indeed living in a golden age of children's literature. I feel very lucky and proud to have a book in such good company. You can check out the full long lists here.
If you have children to buy birthday or Christmas gifts for, I recommend bookmarking the UKLA long list as a book recommendations list. I've read a lot of the books on it and they're all brilliant. I'll be working my way through the rest! Congratulations to all the other authors and illustrators who are feeling proud of themselves today. Happy reading!