Username: Evie has been shortlisted for Children’s Book of the Year by the British Book Industry Awards.
The shortlist for this year’s British Book Industry Awards has been released. Described as a “ceremony to celebrate the best books of the year, as well as the wider trade” by The Bookseller, the awards feature a range of nominees, such as J.K. Rowling and Terry Pratchett. YouTuber Joe Sugg has also received a nomination for Children’s Book of the Year for his debut graphic novel, Username: Evie, which is currently a Number One bestseller on Amazon UK.
Joe “Broella” Sugg's Username: Evie, illus by Amrit Birdi, was the runaway graphic novel smash of 2015: https://t.co/SwUrboJJwe
— The Bookseller (@thebookseller) January 16, 2016
#UsernameEvie shortlisted for childrens book of the year in #BBIA2016 is very welcome news! Well done @Joe_Sugg @mattwhyman @HodderBooks
— Amrit Birdi (@Amrit_Birdi) March 11, 2016
In 2015, Zoe Sugg and Alfie Deyes were nominated and won awards for their books Girl Online and The Pointless Book, respectively.
The other categories for this year’s awards include:
- Debut Fiction of the Year
- Non-Fiction Book of the Year
- Fiction Book of the Year
- Great People
- Bringing Books to Readers
- Publishing Success
An overall Book of the Year will also be chosen from the above.
The British Book Industry Awards will be held at the Grosvenor House in Central London on 9 May, with the winners being decided by a judging panel chaired by The Booksellers‘ contributing editor, Cathy Rentzenbrink.
Those wishing to view the full shortlist can do so by visiting The Bookseller‘s website.
Cherry Wallis won the Kids’ Choice Award for UK Favourite Breakthrough Vlogger. Alternatively, you could read about Caspar Lee‘s biography, which is set for release this May!
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