Children’s author, Dave Lowe, has been shortlisted for the Sheffield Children’s Book Award with his début fiction for kids, MY HAMSTER IS A GENIUS. This is the first in a series of hilarious hamster books published by Templar in the UK.
Details of the complete shortlist can be found here
‘The Sheffield Children’s Book Award began in 1988. The project was first started to encourage children and young people to read and also to highlight the very best children’s books published each year. Their award is voted for entirely by young readers themselves.
Over the award’s lifetime, many established authors – such as Jacqueline Wilson, Robert Swindells and Michael Morpurgo – have experienced success with the young readers taking part in the award. However, over the years, our young readers have also been amongst the first to recognise the talents of new and exciting authors; for example, back in 1998, a certain J K Rowling was awarded Overall Winner for her very first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone!’
We are all delighted for Dave at the Agency. The second book in the series will be published on March 1st 2013: MY HAMSTER IS AN ASTRONAUT. We have just tied up a new deal with Templar for 3 more books in the series.