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) this 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 first title to be chosen is a picture book; in other seasons the genre will change.

The BA Children’s Bookselling Group has announced its first Indie Bookseller Children’s Book of the Season - Oi Cat! by Kes Gray and Jim Field. 
Oi Cat!
For this first season, around 60 indie bookshops took part promoting Oi Cat! for a minimum of two weeks from 8th September. The BA is supporting the promotion of the CBOTS through social media and promotional materials including posters, stickers, bookmarks and other POS material.
Publishers who would like to submit a title for the Spring Book of the Season (published between 1st January to 20th March 2018 should email for an submission form.  The deadline for entries is 28 February.  Booksellers can download the logo here.