The Booksellers Association of the United Kingdom & Ireland Limited

Indie Book of the Month - May 2019
The BA Children’s Bookselling Group has announced A Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry as its Independent Booksellers’ Children’s Book of the Month for May.

From the author of The Turn of the Tide, A Wolf Called Wander is the story of Swift, a young wolf who is separated from his pack and forced to find a new home in the mountains, renaming himself Wander and learning how to survive alone. With illustrations by Mónica Armiño, A Wolf Called Wander is published by Andersen. 

Responding to the book’s selection, Rosanne Parry emphasised the importance of independent bookstores, “When I was a kid, my neighbourhood bookshop was a haven of curiosity, only a bike ride away. In their willingness to embrace new voices in children’s literature, indie bookstores have made my writing career possible. I am incredibly proud to live in a city that nurtures so many local bookstores and prouder still to call myself an indie bookseller at my neighbourhood gem, Annie Blooms Books.”  
Independent bookshops around the UK and Ireland will be promoting A Wolf Called Wander throughout May. 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
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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.

Publishers can get in touch with or with any queries.

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Join in on social media:
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