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Ellery's Magic Bicycle is a finalist in the UK Wishing Shelf Awards

Updated: Jun 7, 2023

As judged by children from 12 primary and secondary schools in the United Kingdom.

I'm delighted to announce that my second picture book, Ellery's Magic Bicycle, is a finalist in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards.

The Wishing Shelf Book Awards is a UK-based awards program run by authors. The program allows indie authors like myself to have their stories read and judged by children with the help of their teachers. They can choose the finalists and winners by rating each picture book based on five criteria: editing, theme, style, cover and illustrations.

When I discovered that Ellery's Magic Bicycle was named a finalist for the 2022 awards, I reached out to its founder Edward Trayer, a well-established and popular children's book author who writes under the pan name Billy Bob Buttons, and thanked him for the honour. It's certainly great to have children like my book!

Many wonderful children's books have been named finalists in my category (picture books for kids ages 6-8). I wish all the authors well for the announcement of winners on 1 April 2023.

A list of finalists is here.

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