As judged by children in eight UK-based primary and secondary schools
The Wishing Shelf Book Awards gives indie authors like myself the opportunity to have their published works judged by children with the help of their teachers.
I love the fact that young readers get to choose the finalists and winners by rating each picture book based on five criteria: editing, theme, style, cover and illustrations.
When I found out that Eve's Ducklings was named a finalist for the 2021 awards, I reached out to its founder Billy Bob Buttons, who is a well established and popular children's book author in his own right, and thanked him for the honour. It's certainly great to have children like my book!
Many worthy books were named finalists in my category (pre-school picture books) and I wish the authors well for the announcement of winners on 1 April 2022. A list of finalists is here.