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Two Kates make the shortlist

Published: 21 April 2021 at 16:01

Kate Milner and Klaus Flugge

MA Children’s Book Illustration alumni up for prestigious children’s book award

We’re pleased to announce that two alumni from our MA Children’s Book Illustration course, Kate Read and Kate Milner, have made the shortlists of this year’s UK Literary Association Book Awards.

One Fox: A Counting Book Thriller by Kate Read is published by Two Hoots, and was previously shortlisted for the Klauss Flugge prize. A thrilling farmyard encounter with numbers in text and numerals, the book gives children something different to count in every picture.

Kate Milner’s It’s a No Money Day (Barrington Stoke) reflects an unfortunate reality for many children, but also provides an important, positive message about family resilience. Kate has previously won the V&A Student Illustration Award and Klaus Flugge prize with her book My Name is Not Refugee.

The UKLA shortlists are judged by class teachers, not only giving classroom practitioners the chance to read the best of this year’s new children’s books, but also providing an assurance to other teachers and parents of their effectiveness as learning aids for children.

Both books are up for the '3-6 age group' category, with the winners announced at UKLA’s Virtual International Conference on 2 July 2021. We wish the best of luck to both authors.

Watch Kate Read read from her book One Fox: A Counting Book Thriller.

See Kate Milner’s It’s a No Money Day read on Mrs Ghazalis’ Curiosity Club.

Image: Kate Milner receiving the Klaus Flugge Prize 2018