The Booksellers Association of the United Kingdom & Ireland Limited

Entries open for Independent Booksellers' Children's Book of the Month, April - June


The BA Children’s Bookselling Group is now welcoming entries for the Independent Booksellers’ Children’s Book of the Month for April to June.The Submission deadline for April, May and June entries is Thursday 31st January 2019
Chosen by a panel of independent booksellers from a range of new children’s titles submitted by publishers, The Children’s Book of the Month gives one new children’s book the opportunity of focussed promotion in independent bookshops across the country each month.
Emma Bradshaw, Head of Campaigns at the Booksellers Association, said: “We are really excited to welcome entries for the Children’s Book of the Month for April-June. The first Children’s Book of the Month has proved hugely popular with retailers and customers alike.”
Submissions are open to books for children aged up to 11 years old across picture books, middle grade fiction, non-fiction and poetry, with the genre varying from month to month. The submitted titles must be new: first format publication of any submitted titles should fall between 1 April and 31 June inclusive.
Publishers are invited to submit titles on a quarterly basis, with a maximum of six titles per quarter. Submissions must be published within the quarter – or ideally the month – of promotion, and sequels will not be considered.
There is so submission fee, though publishers are asked to pay a modest participation fee of £600, should one of their titles be selected. In return, the Booksellers Association runs a full social media campaign, creates social media assets and POS kits for each Book of the Month title.
The Children’s Book of the Month for January is Our Castle by the Sea by Lucy Strange.
Full submission details and the link to the submission form can be found at: