The Power and Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls announced as Foyles Books of the Year

Foyles have today announced their three Books of the Year for 2017 - with two of our titles making the list. Voted for by booksellers and staff from London, Bristol, Birmingham and Chelmsford from three shortlists of this year's bestselling books, this is the first year the award has been separated into three categories, following last year's inaugural prize won by Paul Beatty's The Sellout.


Penguin Press' Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls was named Children's Book of the Year - following on from its recent nomination for Waterstones Book of the Year. A huge success for Particular Books and authors Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo throughout 2017, the book is a true celebration of the heroines who definitely don't need rescuing. Through the beautifully-illustrated stories of 100 heroic women - from Elizabeth I to Serena Williams to Malala - the book succeeds in redressing the lack of female role models in children's literature, in collaboration with sixty phenomenal female artists. 

Laura from Foyles Waterloo was emphatic about Goodnight Stories, calling it: "A book that reinvents the fairytale for young women. Each inspirational story is beautifully illustrated by a different artist and tells the true story of an exceptional woman. From historical figures like Elizabeth I to sporting greats such as the Williams sisters, these are 100 stories to inspire and delight."

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