Bluey wins Book of the Year

Bluey has done it again.

Bluey: The Beach, a board book based on the ABC KIDS series and published by Penguin Random House Australia, has become the first children’s book to be named Book of the Year at the Australian Book Industry awards.

The Australian Publishers Association awards judged by an academy of more than 250 publishing industry figures recognise success in Australian writing, publishing and bookselling, with an orientation towards business and sales.

The Beach was the highest-selling Bluey title last year, with 129,516 copies sold in the two months after its release in November.

Sales for The Beach now tally more than 200,000.

There are seven titles so far in the Bluey series, with total sales about to exceed 1m.

Source: The Guardian

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