I’m thrilled to announce that The Tide (illustrated by Ashling Lindsay, published by Little Tiger Press, 2019) is a DOUBLE award-winning picture book!

Having come out on top at the North Somerset Teacher’s Book Award in November, The Tide was awarded the Honour Award for Illustration at the KPMG’s Ireland Children’s Book Award.

It was a huge shame not to be able to attend the ceremony in Dublin, as planned, but CBI put on a wonderful ceremony on YouTube. If you missed it, you can see it again here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrtSXpcwYh4

It was lovely to be invited to make an online resource, including a reading, for the Junor Juries to enjoy from the safety of their homes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34RxWqjmq48

Huge congratulations to Ashling, whose artwork is simply stunning! This is what the judges had to say about our special, special book:

And here’s the moment the lovely Ashling was surprised with news of her win! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vW2AZd864Q8

There’s more!

The Tide has also been shortlisted for the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award! Thank you to everyone who voted for The Tide, good luck to all the wonderful shortlisted books, and CONGRATULATIONS to all the SCBWI members with books to celebrate – I think we are ALL worthy winners doing what we love in these unusual times.


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