The Booksellers Association of the United Kingdom & Ireland Limited

The BA Children’s Bookselling Group launched the Independent Booksellers' Children’s Book of the Season (CBOTS) last year, with the Book of the Season chosen by a panel of indie booksellers from a range of new children’s titles submitted by publishers. The Book of the Season aims to  showcase indie bookshops’ ability to promote and sell children’s books. 


The BA's Children's Bookselling Group has announced its Book of the Season for Winter 2018 as Catherine Doyle's The Storm Keeper's Island. 
The Storm Keeper's Island
An exciting tale of adventure and magic, The Storm Keeper’s Island is set on Arranmore Island in Doyle’s native Ireland. It is available to buy now, published by Bloomsbury Children’s Books. 

The debut middle grade novel from Catherine Doyle, author of the YA Blood for Blood trilogy, The Storm Keeper’s Island was also selected as Middle Grade winner at the 2018 Books are My Bag Reader’s Awards.

Autumn 2017: Oi Cat! by Kes Gray and Jim Field
Spring 2018:  Brighstorm by Vashti Hardy
Summer 2018: Kat Wolfe Investigates by Lauren St John
Autumn 2018: Once Upon A Wild Wood by Chris Riddell 
Publishers who would like to submit a title for the Independent Booksellers' Children's Book of the Month should contact for a submission form.

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