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'I Love Bugs' - Panda Book Awards Nominee

Congratulations to Elspeth Alix Batt whose book I Love Bugs has been shortlisted for the Panda Book Awards 2021-2022!

The Panda Book Award, initiated in 2008 by librarian Nadine Dewit Rosevear, invites students and teachers from participating international schools in China and beyond to vote for their favorite book published in the previous school year. Titles chosen for the shortlists of the Panda Book Award meet selection criteria that focus on social justice, diversity and inclusion by up and coming authors and illustrators from across the world. The Panda Book Steering Committee, which includes an international representation of school librarians, is responsible for collecting input from schools, advertising the initiative, and organizing the voting.

Stunningly illustrated this book introduces a mysterious character who insists they like bugs of all sorts: beetles, moths, flies, and lots more. Includes a special section in the back with a first-readers introduction to each insect. But who is it that loves them?

Available at your favourite bookstore or online for $30 (hardcover).

About the author:

Elspeth has been an illustrator and fine artist for over thirty years and has illustrated many picture books, non-fiction books, book covers, cards, flags and school banners, not to mention innumerable School Journals, Ready to Reads and other educational resources for the NZ Ministry of Education.

Love Bugs is her first book as a author/illustrator.

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