Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Richard and Judy's Picture Book picks

Richard and Judy, Britain's answer to Oprah in terms of booksales, have selected their top five picture books of the season.

The number one book is Calm Down Boris!, by Stella Gurney and illustrated by Sam Lloyd. The shortlist consisted of Calm Down Boris! and the following four titles:

  • Augustus and His Smile, by Catherine Rayner

  • Incredible Book-Eating Boy, by Oliver Jeffers

  • Scaredy Squirrel, by Melanie Watt

  • That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown, by Cressida Cowell, illustrated by Neal Layton

Seven authors and illustrators must be very happy at the moment. This is the list to be on in terms of book sales.