The Booksellers Association of the United Kingdom & Ireland Limited

Starbird - Sharon King-Chai
The BA Children’s Bookselling Group has announced Starbird  by Sharon King-Chai as its Independent Booksellers’ Children’s Book of the Month for September.
From the author of Lucy Ladybird and Animalphabet, King-Chai’s new book tells the story of Starbird, whose songs weave the richest dreams and delight everyone who hears him, until the Moon King traps him in a cage and his voice begins to fade away.   
 On the book’s selection, Sharon King-Chai said, "I am thrilled and honoured that Starbird has been selected as the Independent Booksellers' Children's Book of the Month. Indie bookshops are the heart of the high street and I love the experience of walking through the beckoning shop door in anticipation of what new worlds await. New characters to fall in love with, new places to visit, knowledge to be learned, feelings to be shared, all accompanied by a passionate gatekeeper that is the bookseller. Let’s go out and support our local indie!"

Independent bookshops around the UK and Ireland will be promoting Starbird by Sharon King-Chai throughout September. The BA will be supporting the promotion of the Children’s Book of the Month through social media and promotional materials, including posters, bookmarks and stickers. Booksellers will also be supporting the Children’s Book of the Month on social media - social assets are available to download below and the hashtag is #indiebookofthemonth
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Our Children’s Book of the Month titles are chosen by a panel of independent booksellers, from a range of new children’s titles submitted by publishers. It will give one new children’s book the opportunity of focussed promotion in independent bookshops across the country each month. The Children’s Book of the Month was created after the success of the Children's Book of the Season in 2018 and aims to showcase independent bookshops’ power and unique expertise to drive sales of children’s books.

Publishers can get in touch with or with any queries.

The logo is available to download from here

Join in on social media:
- #indiebookofthemonth