The Booksellers Association of the United Kingdom & Ireland Limited

The BA Children’s Bookselling Group launched the Indie 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 Summer as Kat Wolfe Investigates by Lauren St John.
This season’s title is the thrilling Kat Wolfe Investigates, which invites readers to join Kat and her animal sidekicks in their first mysterious adventure filled with friendship, freedom and a fierce wild cat! After a pet owner vanishes from his clifftop mansion, Kat turns to her new friend, Harper Lamb for help. What began as mystery-solving holiday fun quickly turns deadly for Wolfe and Lamb. Can they count on their unruly animals to save their lives?

For the summer season, around 84 indie bookshops are taking part and will be promoting Kat Wolfe Investigates for a minimum of two weeks from 9th July. The BA will be supporting the promotion of the CBOTS through social media and promotional materials including posters, stickers, bookmarks and other POS material. Booksellers will also be supporting the Book of the Season on social media. 
Autumn 2017 - Oi Cat! by Kes Gray and Jim Field
Spring 2018 - Brighstorm by Vashti Hardy
Publishers who would like to submit a title for the Autumn Book of the Season should contact for a submission form. Booksellers can download the logo here.