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The Bookbug Picture Book Prize Shortlist

Explore the shortlist for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2021

We're thrilled to announce the shortlist for The Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2021.

This wonderful selection of picture books will be gifted to each Primary 1 pupil in Scotland - look out for them in this year's Bookbug Primary 1 Family Bag.

Read about each of the books below, find out more about the prize, and don’t forget to submit the results of your vote by 5pm on Friday 5 February 2021.

Brenda is a Sheep by Morag Hood

Brenda says she is a sheep, but why does she look so different from her fluffy friends?

All the sheep adore Brenda. With her sharp pointy teeth and cool grey fur, she's the snazziest sheep around. But Brenda is also very hungry, and doesn't much like the taste of grass... she soon begins plotting the most delicious feast of all. But will the sheep notice that Brenda isn’t quite the same as them?

A brilliant twist on the classic wolf-in-sheep's-clothing fable from the award-winning Morag Hood.

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This is a Dog by Ross Collins

Uh-oh! An excitable (but very loveable) dog has found his way into this First Animals book and he will NOT let any of the other animals take their turn. Dogs are far more important, after all! And when the other animals get angry, this dog comes up with a very cunning plan to outwit them...

A funny family story to share at bedtime (or any time!) from the bestselling creator of There’s a Bear on my Chair.

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My First Book of Birds illustrated by Zoë Ingram

This beautifully illustrated spotter's guide is an ideal introduction to garden birds. Illustrated in a bright, contemporary style, this modern guide to the most common garden birds is packed with information and fun facts – everything you need to know to help you learn about and identify birds. With key facts about size, habitat, diet and population, there are detailed descriptions of each bird and tips to help you spot them in your own park or garden.

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