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Game of Stones wins Sheffield Childrens Book Award – Picture Books!

Maverick Publishing are delighted to announce the success of their book Game of Stones in last weeks Sheffield children’s book award. The book written by Rebecca Lisle and illustrated by Richard Watson, won the picture book category (5-7 years), from a shortlist of Daisy Doodles (Oxford University Press) and Perfectly Norman (Bloomsbury). The award is voted by children from 222 school groups in the Sheffield area and several hundred children attend the actual ceremony. Past winners have included Michael Rosen, Kes Gray, J K Rowling and many other high profile household names during its 30 year history.

Both Rebecca and Richard attended the event, along with Maverick’s Managing Director, Steve Bicknell and Editor, Kimara Nye. Rebecca and Richard were thrilled to have ‘won an award voted for by children.’ Maverick MD, Steve commented, ‘This is our first major award in the past nine years of children’s publishing. We have been ‘knocking on the door’ for some time now and this success will spur on our very ambitious expansion plans.’

Game of Stones is the second book featuring the Stone Age character Pod and his inventions. The first book Stone Underpants was the winner of the EOCT/SLS Award earlier this year and a third book I, Pod is due to be published in April 2019.

Buy your copy of Game of Stones here.