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5 HarperCollins Books Shortlisted For The IBW Book Awards 2018!

May 14, 2018

The Booksellers Association of UK and Ireland today announced the shortlist for the annual Independent Bookshop Week (IBW) Book Awards for 2018.

We’re absolutely thrilled with the announcement that five titles from HarperCollins have been shortlisted for the IBW Book Award, and we want to thank independent bookshops for their ongoing and much-valued support of our authors and their books.

The winners will be announced on Friday 15th June, the day before the start of this year’s IBW.

Shortlisted Adult Book

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

By Gail Honeyman


Winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2017. Longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018. No.1 Sunday Times bestseller.

Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything.

One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself.

Change can be good. Change can be bad. But surely any change is better than… fine?

Hardback | ISBN 9780008172114 | RRP: £12.99

Paperback | ISBN: 9780008172145 | RRP: £8.99

Shortlisted Children’s Books

The 1000-year-old Boy
by Ross Welford

There are stories about people who want to live forever.

This is not one of those stories.

This is a story about someone who wants to stop…

Alfie Monk is like any other nearly teenage boy – except he’s 1,000 years old and can remember the last Viking invasion of England.

Obviously no one believes him.

So when everything Alfie knows and loves is destroyed in a fire, and the modern world comes crashing in, Alfie embarks on a mission to find friendship, acceptance, and a different way to live…

… which means finding a way to make sure he will eventually die.

Paperback | 9780008256944 | RRP: £6.99

Shortlisted Picture Books

by Rob Biddulph

Uh-oh – Sid Gibbons is in trouble again! Time to think fast…

When Sid makes yet another mess, and his mum is at the end of her patience, Sid does what every quick-thinking kid would do – he blames it on his big, furry, vanilla-and-pink friend Kevin!

And while it seemed like a good idea at the time, Sid gets an unexpected surprise when he finds out that Kevin and his world might not be so imaginary after all – and while his friend might be make-believe, his feelings are very real.

A beautifully illustrated rhyming tale of friendship, kindness and stepping up, from a rare picture book talent.

The perfect story for any child, from age three and up.
Hardback | ISBN 9780008207410 | RRP: £12.99

Paperback | ISBN: 9780008207427 | RRP: £6.99

003128-AP50Katinka’s Tail
by Judith Kerr

This magical new book from the one and only Judith Kerr is brimming with her trademark warm humour and exquisitely imaginative artwork. Come on a wondrous journey with Katinka, a perfectly ordinary pussycat, with a not-quite-so-ordinary tail…

A classic-in-the-making from Judith Kerr OBE, recipient of the Booktrust Lifetime Acveivement Award and creator of the iconic Tiger Who Came to Tea and Mog the Forgetful Cat, this delightful story is the perfect gift for boys and girls of all ages.


Hardback | ISBN 9780008255299 | RRP: £12.99
Paperback | ISBN: 9780008255336 | RRP: £6.99

The Grotlyn
by Benji Davies

“I know when the Grotlyn’s been
Slipping through your house unseen…”

What is the mysterious Grotlyn? What sort of creature could it be, scuttling across the town, frightening everyone in its path? And why has it stolen PC Vickers’ knickers?!

A beautifully illustrated rhyming tale about things that go bump in the night for ages four and up, from picture book superstar, Benji Davies, winner of Oscar’s First Book Prize 2014 and Sainsbury’s Children’s Book of the Year 2015.

Hardback | ISBN 9780008212759 | RRP: £12.99

Paperback | ISBN: 9780008212766 | RRP: £6.99

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