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 Autumn 2018 as Chris Riddell’s Once Upon A Wild Wood. 
Autumn Book of the Season 2018
Chris Riddell’s first picture book for over a decade, Once Upon a Wild Wood is a richly imagined story packed full of familiar fairy tale characters as you’ve never seen them before. Including Red Riding Hood, Thumbelina, Rapunzel, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, the three bears, the seven dwarfs and many more. Once Upon A Wild Wood is available to buy now, published by Macmillan Children’s Books. 

For the Autumn season, around 88 indie bookshops are taking part and will be promoting Once Upon A Wild Wood for around four weeks from 24 September. 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
Summer 2018 - Kat Wolfe Investigates - Lauren St John
Publishers who would like to submit a title for the Winter Book of the Season should contact for a submission form. Booksellers can download the logo here.

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