Monday, 16 June 2014

Awards news for Templar Publishing – Plus WIN all of these titles…

2014 has been a pretty busy year for us. We’ve been on some pirate adventures with Jonny Duddle, discovered how Marvellous Maths can be with Jonathan Litton and Thomas Flintham and learnt How Animals Live with Christiane Dorion
We love hanging out with our authors and illustrators.  In fact, we think we have some of the finest (and most fun) books – and it seems lots of other people think so too. Just look at the awards we’ve been shortlisted for below:

Schütterts Bilderbuch Bärchen (Winner)
Adam Stower – Silly Doggy

Hampshire Illustrated Children’s Book Award (Winner)
Jonny Duddle - Pirates Next Door

Blue Peter Book Awards
Jonathan Litton and Thomas Flintham  - Marvellous Maths

Maine State Library ‘Cream of the Crop’ List
Helen Ward - The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

Waterstones Children’s Books Prize
Helen Hancocks – Penguin in Peril

Read it Again! The Cambridgeshire Children’s Picture Book Award
Emma Yarlett – Sidney, Stella and the Moon
Helen Hancocks – Penguin in Peril

Independent Bookweek Shortlist
Jonny Duddle – The Jolley Rogers and the Ghostly Galleon

Dundee Picture Book Award
Gemma O’Neill – Oh Dear, Geoffrey

Kate Greenaway Medal
Olivia Gill – Where My Wellies Take Me

Royal Society Young People’s Prize
Christiane Dorion – How Animals Live

Sheffield Children’s Book Award
Adam Stower – Troll and the Oliver
Andy Mansfield and Henning Lohlein – Fish Food

* * WIN * * 
To be in with a very special chance to win a bundle of all of these titles, just tell us in the comments box below which is your favourite Templar Publishing book and why :-)

Enter by 6pm on Monday 23rd - UK Only.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Our Hay Festival Adventure 2014 - Part 2: Plastic and Pooches

Sadly Hay Festival ended - but what an amazing time we had! Yes, there was lots and lots of rain, but we had some great events and learnt a lot about books. In fact, the last two Templar authors gave great talks about the environment, animals and the First World War. 

Have you ever wanted to know where burgers and rubber ducks come from? Or the best way to recycle your rubbish? Christiane Dorion, author of  the fantastic How it Works series of books hosted a wonderful workshop with answers to this and so much more. 

From creative design where the audience was encouraged to draw something that could help the environment in the future to a fascinating talk about animals, how they survive and what we can do to protect them and their habitats. At the end of the event Christiane encouraged people to take a look at some of the exotic things she had brought along with her (including ivory tusks and leopard fur) which had been confiscated by customs at airports around the world for being illegal items. We all left the event feeling much more informed about what we can do to help preserve the wonderful planet we live on.