Thursday, 18 February 2010

Don't Dip Your Chips Nominated for Sheffield Children's Book Award!!!

I have just found out that Don't Dip Your Chips in Your Drink, Kate! has been nominated for the picture book category of the Sheffield Children's Book Award! 

Last year, over 200 Sheffield schools took part in the awards, voting for their favourite picture books, shorter novels and longer novels.  The awards ceremony was a riot!  Imagine a city hall full to bursting with school children screaming their heads off for their favourite titles!  It's incredible! 

Last year, the picture book award was bagged by Steve Smallman and Joelle Dreidemy for Smelly Peter, The Great Pea Eater and in 2008, Claire Freedman and Ben Cort won with Aliens Love Underpants

As you can imagine, I am absolutely thrilled to pieces that Don't Dip Your Chips in your Drink, Kate! has been nominated.  But we'll all have to wait a wait to find out how we get on, because the award ceremony isn't until November!!

I can't reveal the other five books to be nominated as two have yet to be confirmed, but prmise to update you all when I find out.

Meanwhile, all you Sheffield kids - get voting!!!

Posted via email from Caryl Hart, Children's Author

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Doing the Write Stuff in Derbyshire

I have just finished a tour of village schools in Derbyshire as part of The Write Stuff literacy project organised by Lady Manners School.  We had a brilliant time, reading stories and finding out all sorts of secrets about publishing picture books.  Also appearing in the festival were Lynne Chapman, and The Two Steves!  Check out my website gallery for lots of pictures and video clips!

Posted via email from Caryl Hart, Children's Author

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Doctor Who to Record Supermarket Zoo

I have just heard that David Tennant, former Doctor Who is going to record the audio CD for Supermarket Zoo!!  How cool is that!  They are recording tomorrow, so I'm hoping to get a signed copy!  The CD will be released in July 2011.  Supermarket Zoo the book is out this July and it's looking FANTABULOUS!!!

Posted via email from Caryl Hart, Children's Author