The Booksellers Association of the United Kingdom & Ireland Limited
Our Children’s Book of the Month titles are chosen by a panel of independent booksellers, from a range of new children’s titles submitted by publishers. It will give one new children’s book the opportunity of focussed promotion in independent bookshops across the country each month. The Children’s Book of the Month was created after the success of the Children's Book of the Season in 2018 and aims to showcase independent bookshops’ power and unique expertise to drive sales of children’s books.

Indie Book of the Month March 2019
 
 
The BA Children’s Bookselling Group has announced Little Bear's Spring by Elli Woollard, illustrated by Briony May Smith as its Independent Booksellers’ Children’s Book of the Month for March.

From the author of Swashbuckle Lil series, Little Bear’s Spring is the beautifully illustrated tale of a little bear, an unlikely friendship and how the coming of springtime can change everything. It is available to buy now, published by Macmillan. 

Responding to the book’s selection, Elli Woollard praised the role of independent bookshops, "I am absolutely thrilled that Little Bear's Spring has been chosen as Children's Book of the Month. It is thanks to the passion, dedication and enthusiasm of independent booksellers that the book industry is kept alive. Each independent bookshop is a unique treasure trove, and delving into them is a magical experience. Long may they continue!"

Illustrator Briony May Smith added, “There is something wonderful about a bookshop that I can’t quite explain, such a staple of the high streets, enduring and respected, always inviting. I have never been able to resist a bookshop, and since becoming an illustrator I’ve gained even more respect for them, how they can champion local book makers, cheer for the events and traditions of their local community.”

Independent bookshops around the UK and Ireland will be promoting Little Bear's Spring throughout March. The BA will be supporting the promotion of the Children’s Book of the Month through social media and promotional materials, including posters, bookmarks and stickers. Booksellers will also be supporting the Children’s Book of the Month on social media - social assets are available to download below and the hashtag is #indiebookofthemonth
- Twitter banner
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Publishers can get in touch with emma.bradshaw@booksellers.org.uk or sharon.benton@booksellers.org.uk with any queries.

The logo is available to download from here

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