BookTrust Storytime Prize 2023

The BookTrust Storytime Prize 2023 was won by Gemma Cooper (Bobbie Brooks) and illustrator Carrie Hennon for Can You Tickle a Tiger?

NEWS: Can You Tickle a Tiger wins BookTrust Storytime Prize

The six brilliant books shortlisted for the 2022 BookTrust Storytime prize were:

Carrie Hennon said: 'For me, knowing it is children and families who have enjoyed reading and interacting with our book that have voted, is the best approval, EVER!'

Gemma Cooper added: 'Carrie and I had so much fun creating the book. When we were developing ideas, we both had the same idea at the same time and shouted 'Tickle!' at each other! That idea influenced the bright illustrations and the rhyming words, as well as the tactile felt trails on every page, and we had great fun imagining which animals children would love to tickle. So to learn that children and families have voted for the book in this way is just wonderful.

'We are both delighted that 'Can You Tickle a Tiger?' has won the BookTrust 2023 Storytime Prize, and we appreciate all the important work that BookTrust and libraries do to support children in accessing stories and books in their local libraries.

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Explore previous years

Storytime Prize 2021

The 2021 prize was won by Katrina Charman and Nick Sharratt for The Wheels on the Bus. Find out more about 2021's shortlisted books here.

Storytime Prize 2020

The 2020 prize was won by Libby Walden and Jacqui Lee for their brilliant interactive book This is Owl. Find out what else was nominated here.

Storytime Prize 2019

Emily Gravett won the first ever BookTrust Storytime Prize for her beautiful book Cyril and Pat - enjoy her reading the story and meet the other nominated books here.

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