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Bookbug Picture Book Prize

Every year, The Bookbug Picture Book Prize celebrates the best new Scottish picture books, and the winner of the prize is chosen by children across Scotland. All Primary 1 pupils receive the three shortlisted books in the Bookbug P1 Family Bag, given out in November, and can vote for their favourite in school or at home with their families.

WINNER 2022

Inch and Grub : a story about cavemen

Chisholm, Alastair ISBN: 9781406362817
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Two cavemen desire the best of everything! But will their competitive games make them happy in the end? Inch and Grub are two exquisitely hairy and competitive cavemen. Grub's cave is bigger, and he says that makes him the best. So Inch adds a water feature to his cave. But Grub has made fire! So Inch makes a chair. And a house. And a car. Grub, meanwhile, has accumulated a castle and a train and a radio! And so the contest spirals and spirals to ever ridiculous heights ... until they each have a HUGE wobbling mountain of stuff! From the humble handprint to Michelangelo's David the ambition and creativity of these two characters seems limitless. But their desire to go one better than the other is in danger of toppling their friendship until, at last, they realize what is most valuable of all - each other.

- Browns Books Synopsis

SHORTLIST 2022

Chisholm, Alastair ISBN: 9781406362817
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Rayner, Catherine ISBN: 9781509804214
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Ingram, Zoe ISBN: 9781406391572
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Lots of schools register to vote as a class (or even a whole school!), or you can vote from home on behalf of the children in your family. Children don’t have to be in P1 to vote – we encourage children of all ages to get involved! The only rule is you must read or listen to all three books to cast a vote.

Children can take part either by reading the books themselves, or watching the videos of the shortlisted titles on our website. Then, they can pick their favourite and vote!

To help you make the most of taking part in the prize, we have provided a variety of resources, videos and fun activities related to the books on the shortlist. If you are taking part in the prize as a school or library group, download our learning activities which are full of ideas you can do in the classroom or library.