Win this year's Independent Bookshop Week Book Award titles!

We're excited to celebrate this year's Independent Bookshop Week Book Awards.

Win a set of the sensational shortlists – just choose between the adult, children's, or picture books lists!

As voted for by indie bookshops and judged by a panel of authors, indie booksellers and book industry influencers, the three winners are: The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker in the Adult Category, The Storm Keeper's Island by Catherine Doyle in Children’s, and If All the World Were... written by Joseph Coelho and illustrated by Allison Colpoys in Picture Books.

Oi Frog15 lucky Caboodlers will each receive a bundle of their choice, plus an exclusive Oi Frog and Friends tote bag with the children's and picture books sets.

To view the shortlists in full, visit the Independent Bookshop Week website hereFind a bookshop near you.


Win a shortlist of your choice

This competition ended on 11/07/2019

Terms and Conditions

5 x winners will each receive one of the following shortlists:

Adult Category
The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar
Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading by Lucy Mangan
Educated by Tara Westover
The Language of Kindness: A Nurse's Story by Christie Watson
Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold by Stephen Fry
The Salt Path by Raynor Winn
Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees by Thor Hanson
Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging by Afua Hirsch
Diversify: How to Challenge Inequality and Why We Should by June Sarpong

Children's Category 
The Skylarks’ War by Hilary McKay
Moonrise by Sarah Crossan
The Steam Whistle Theatre Company by Vivian French
The Storm Keeper’s Island by Catherine Doyle
The Weight of a Thousand Feathers by Brian Conaghan
The Train to Impossible Places by P.G. Bell, illustrated by Flavia Sorrentino
Our Castle by the Sea by Lucy Strange
The Day I was Erased by Lisa Thompson
The Clockwork Crow by Catherine Fisher
Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Raúf, illustrated by Pippa Curnick
No Ballet Shoes in Syria by Catherine Bruton
plus an Oi Frog and Friends tote bag

Picture Books Category
Franklin’s Flying Bookshop by Jen Campbell illustrated by Katie Harnett
Under the Same Sky by Britta Teckentrup
The King Who Banned the Dark by Emily Haworth-Booth
Ruby’s Worry by Tom Percival
The Cook and The King by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by David Roberts
The Girls by Lauren Ace, illustrated by Jenny Løvlie
Everybody’s Welcome by Patricia Hegarty, illustrated by Greg Abbott
Girls Can Do Anything by Caryl Hart, illustrated by Ali Pye
You’re Called What?! by Kes Gray, illustrated by Nikki Dyson
Little Bear’s Spring by Elli Woollard, illustrated by Briony May Smith
If All the World Were… by Joseph Coelho, illustrated by Allison Colpoys
All the Ways to be Smart by Davina Bell, illustrated by Allison Colpoys
plus an Oi Frog and Friends tote bag

  • No purchase necessary.
  • Only one entry per person will be accepted.
  • The prizes are non-transferable and there are no cash alternatives, and subject to availability. The Promoter reserves the right to amend the specification of the prize or offer an alternative prize.
  • Closing date 11:59pm, Thursday 11th July 2019.
  • Entrants can choose either the children's, picture books, or adult shortlist, or any. If more than one (or "any") is chosen, the winner(s) will randomly receive one of the chosen shortlists.
  • The competition is open to UK and Republic of Ireland residents except employees of the Booksellers Association and Book Tokens Ltd., and employees of participating bookshops.
  • Entrants must be aged 16 or over.
  • Entrants will automatically collect 5 Caboodle Points. Find out more about How Caboodle Works.
  • Entrants acknowledge that this competition is a game of chance, which does not involve exercising any skill or judgement.
  • Entrants agree to Book Tokens Ltd. using their details in post-competition publicity. Your details will not be used for any other purpose, or passed onto any third parties, unless specified. Winners’ details may be shared securely with a third-party in order to fulfil the dispatch of competition prizes.
  • We will contact winners by email. In the event of a winner not responding after 14 days, we reserve the right to allocate the prize to another winner.
  • The promoters’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Unsuccessful entrants will not be contacted.
  • Book Tokens Ltd. will only use your email address and other personal information as outlined in our privacy policy.
  • Promoter: Book Tokens Ltd, 6 Bell Yard, London, WC2A 2JR.

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