Horsham based children’s publisher, Maverick Publishing, are delighted to announce the success of their book Game of Stones in the Sheffield children’s book award, which took place earlier this month. The book, written by Rebecca Lisle and illustrated by Richard Watson, won the picture book category, 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.
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. Maverick is very fortunate to have a very talented and dedicated team in Horsham, which we hope to expand in 2019.”
Game of Stones is the second book featuring the Stone Age character ‘Pod’ and his inventions! A third book I, Pod is due to be published in April 2019.