Earlier this week at the Bookseller Industry Awards in London, Scholastic UK was named Childrens Publisher of the Year! We are so thrilled for our colleagues across the pond. The Bookseller Industry Awards recognize the very best in and of the British book trade celebrating publishing, retailing and libraries. Apparently this year the competition was especially tough, with entries across all categories notable for their quality and quantity. In their wrap-up of the awards, Bookseller notes, Scholastic Childrens Books won Childrens Publisher of the Year after its success with Hunger Games trilogy, which notched up three number one slots and saw exponential digital sales growth, including more than 1m Hunger Games e-book downloads. It left a huge mark on the market in 2012, the judges said. As the @ScholasticUK Twitter account noted, Of course without our incredible authors and illustrators we wouldnt even have made Childrens Publisher of the Minute *salutes them* Congratulations to Scholastic UK!