Download CLPE FREE teaching notes for the Klaus Flugge Prize 2019 Shortlist Titles

On Wednesday 15th May, members of the CLPE team were delighted to attend the shortlist announcement ceremony for the Klaus Flugge Prize 2019: an award which celebrates the most promising newcomer in children’s picture book illustration. This year's judges included CLPE’s Regional Learning Programme Leader, Farrah Serroukh, who joined former children’s laureate Anthony Browne and 2018 Klaus Flugge Prize winner Kate Milner on the panel:

"Picture books are a treasure for children and adult readers alike. The beauty, complexity and depth of meaning that fills every page offer not only the gift of reading but also the gift of a growing appreciation of ourselves and the world around us. The opportunity to pore over the pages of this year’s debut shortlist was an absolute delight and the richness of the quality of these titles is testimony to the power of this beautiful art form."

We are delighted at the range and quality of picture books chosen for the award's shortlist: a shortlist which features an all female line-up of debut illustrators. The picture books shortlisted are:

The Extraordinary Gardner by Sam Boughton (Tate)
Editor Holly Tonks, designer Ness Wood

Looking After William (paperback: Looking After Daddy) by Eve Coy (Andersen Press)
Editor Libby Hamilton, designer Rebecca Garrill

The King Who Banned the Dark by Emily Haworth-Booth (Pavilion Children’s Books)
Editor Neil Dunnicliffe, designer Lee-May Lim

I -C-a-n-’-t- Can Fly by Fifi Kuo (Boxer Books)
Editor Leilani Sparrow, Designer David Bennett

Julian is a Mermaid, Jessica Love (Walker Books)
Editor Tanya Rosie, art director Deirdre McDermott

Red and the City, Marie Voigt (Oxford)
Editor Peter Marley, designer Kate Adams

The CLPE are pleased to have partnered with the award to produce dedicated teaching notes for all shortlisted titles to help teachers incorporate bring these books into their classroom.

Download our free Klaus Flugge Prize 2019 resources - suitable for all year groups.

We look forward to the announcement of the winner on Wednesday 11th September 2019.

Did you know?

Alongside the Klaus Flugge Prize, we have also produced free teaching resources for a range of children’s book awards:

The Oscars Book Prize (for the best under-fives book of the year.)
The CILIP Kate Greenaway Award (for an outstanding illustrated book for children and young people)
The CILIP Carnegie Award (for an outstanding book written in English for children and young people.)
The Branford Boase Award (for an outstanding debut novel to a first-time writer of a book for young people.)

…and our very own CLiPPA poetry award 2019, which celebrates the work of published UK children’s poets and helps teachers bring poetry to life in classrooms.