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Heart of Hawick

This year we had not one, but two of our lovely books shortlisted for the Heart of Hawick Children’s Book Award. A Scarf and a Half by Amanda Brandon and Preposterous Rhinoceros by Tracy Gunaratnam      Amanda and Tracy took a jolly little jaunt up to Hawick to take part in the awards. Amanda said: “ I didn’t need A Scarf and a Half when [we] visited the Scottish Borders… Read More »Heart of Hawick

Aerodynamics of Biscuits shortlisted for SCBWI Crystal Kite Award

Clare Helen Welsh‘s debut picture book, Aerodynamics of Biscuits, has been shortlisted for the Crystal Kite Awards.           The Crystal Kite Awards are a member choice awards for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). The books are chosen by region, and Clare is one of four finalists chosen from members in the UK and Ireland. Well done Clare!

Praising scarves and rhinos!

Last Friday, everyone at Maverick got some lovely good news which put us in amazing spirits for the weekend! Two of our authors have had their first picture books nominated for the Heart of Hawick Children’s Book Award.                     Amanda Brandon’s first Granny Mutton Yarn story, A Scarf and a Half and Tracy Gunaratnam‘s first story Preposterous Rhinoceros have both been nominated. It is… Read More »Praising scarves and rhinos!

Hedgehugs honoured to be shortlisted for Oscar’s First Book Prize

Maverick had some very exciting news a couple of weeks ago… Hedgehugs had been shortlisted for the Evening Standard’s OScar’s First Book Prize! Last Thursday the Hedgehugs team attended the Oscar’s First Book Prize party at swanky Soho House in London! We all got dressed up and we were full of nerves and excitement as we mingled with the other nominated authors and their publishing team as well as other esteemed… Read More »Hedgehugs honoured to be shortlisted for Oscar’s First Book Prize