“Sloth Slept on” ILLUSTRATOR Frann Preston-Gannon (UK) AUTHOR Frann Preston-Gannon (UK) PUBLISHING HOUSE Pavilion Children’s Books
“Snow” ILLUSTRATOR Carolina Rabei (UK) AUTHOR Walter de la Mare (UK) PUBLISHING HOUSE Faber and Faber
“Bee and Me” ILLUSTRATOR Alison Jay (United Kingdom) AUTHOR Alison Jay (United Kingdom) PUBLISHING HOUSE Old Barn Books / Weber Publishing
“I Dare You” ILLUSTRATOR Reece Wykes (UK) PUBLISHING HOUSE Andersen Press
“The Little Gardener” ILLUSTRATOR Emily Hughes (UK) AUTHOR Emily Hughes (UK) PUBLISHING HOUSE Flying Eye Books
In December it will be part of an exhibition in the beautiful town of Kengkeng Hakka in Shenzhen, China, showcasing all the finalists’ books. Little Hakka will host a day-long forum entitled ‘Forests and Children’, in celebration of children’s picture books and the competition’s first year, before announcing the overall winner at an awards ceremony.
The award, which received nearly 1500 entries from over 40 countries, seeks to recognise publishers and individuals from around the world dedicated to creating picture books, as well as creating more opportunities for international exchange and cooperation among publishers, picture book authors and illustrators. Bijan and Manije is featured on a list of 180 published titles, from which the winners will be announced in December.
Also amongst the Finalists: