Winners of the 2019 Waterstone Children’s Book Prize

The UK bookseller, Waterstones, has just announced the 2019 winners of their Children’s Book Prize. Celebrating their 15th anniversary this year, this award, which is chosen by Waterstones’ booksellers, honors emerging writers of exceptional talent and are blooming in the children’s writing industry.

Here are the winners:

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Waterstones 2018 Book of the Year Is…

Waterstones announced their choice for the 2018’s Book of the Year. And the winner is… Continue reading “Waterstones 2018 Book of the Year Is…”

Waterstones Book of the Year 2018 Shortlist

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As the year comes to a close, it is time for people of the book world to make their choice of the best books of the year. While we await for the winners of the Goodreads Choice Awards, we get to see other literary institutions celebrate another great year of reading.

Since 2012, Waterstones Book of the Year has been a highly anticipated event the bookstore chain has looked forward to. Nominated by their booksellers, the shortlist is judged by many factors ranging from the book’s writing style to the beauty of its production.

Last year’s pick was La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust by Philip Pullman. Let’s see which books are battling for the seventh year title:

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Why I Don’t Shop at Barnes & Noble

A few days ago, an editorial was published in the New York Times depicting the deep trouble Barnes & Noble is truly in and why, more than ever, the retail book chain needs to be saved. Across the web and the blog-sphere, writers and book lovers a like are urging that we need all that we can do to save a company that is literally the last book chain in the United States. There is strong encouragement now, to shop at Barnes & Noble  more and support their future.

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The Hate U Give Wins 2018 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize

HateUGive_10-10SnapThe popular YA novel, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, is the Overall Winner of Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2018. The well reviewed novel, which also won the Older Fiction category, was considered to be “remarkable debut seizes the sorrow and hope of the Black Lives Matter movement and creates a story that blazes with injustice and inspiration”.  Continue reading “The Hate U Give Wins 2018 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize”

Waterstone’s Book of the Year 2017 is…

Waterstone’s, one of my favorite bookstores, compiles a nomination list of the best books of the year and one book is given the honor as the best book of the year. And the winner has just been released.

And the winner is…

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