Meg McLaren’s The Station Mouse (Andersen Press) has won the 2020 Bookbug Picture Book Prize after more than 13,000 children in Scotland cast their votes.
The Station Mouse by Meg McLaren
Check this previous post which highlighted the three shortlisted titles.
excerpted from a report in The Bookseller”
Scottish Book Trust runs the award with support from Browns Books for Students, celebrating the most popular new picture books by Scottish authors or illustrators. A free copy of three shortlisted books was given to the children as part of their Bookbug bag in November and an online vote then took place.
Printmaker and illustrator McLaren, who gets £3,000 for her win, graduated with an MA in Children’s Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. She now lives in Inverness and The Station Mouse is her third picture book.
She said: “It’s truly amazing that Scottish Book Trust give books to so many children and I was really excited to be included in the Bookbug Primary 1 Family Bag year. To win is an utter surprise, and it’s all the more special because I know it was the readers themselves who voted.”