The Wondrous Dinosaurium nominated for 2019 Children’s Book Award

Maverick Publishing are thrilled to announce that their book ‘The Wondrous Dinosaurium’ by John Condon and illustrated by Steve Brown, has been chosen by the children of the Children’s Book Award as one of the Top 10 books for the 2019 award (Younger Children category). Children from 250 school groups participate in the voting process and many children will attend the event to meet the authors at the ceremony on the 8th of June 2019.

This is the only children’s book award voted for entirely by children, the Children’s Book Award has a proud history of spotting children’s classics and future stars of the children’s book world.  It was the first UK national children’s book award to be won by Roald Dahl, J.K. Rowling, Jacqueline Wilson, Korky Paul, Jeremy Strong, Rick Riordan and Suzanne Collins.

The Wondrous Dinosaurium is a quirky, hilarious picture book about the trials and rewards of finding the perfect pet. Danny’s Mum finally agreed that he could have a pet. But he didn’t want a puppy, a kitten, or even a parrot… Danny wants a dinosaur! Luckily a shop in town has every single one to offer and Danny is quick to pick one. Only keeping a dinosaur as a pet is not as easy as Danny thought.

Maverick Editor, Kim Nye commented, ‘We are very excited to have this wonderful book shortlisted and we are very proud of John and Steve for being nominated.’

The winner will be announced at the Award’s Day on Saturday 8th June in Kensington, London.


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