Oratia Books is honoured to be among the 30 world finalists for the 2021 BOP — Bologna Prize for the Best Children’s Publishers of the Year.

Oratia is the only New Zealand publisher to make the shortlist for the Oceania section of the award this year, alongside four Australian publishers.
Congratulations to all the other finalists — the full list is on the Bologna Children’s Book Fair website.

The BOP Prize is described as “an extraordinary occasion to highlight publishers at the forefront of innovation in their activity for the creative nature of the editorial choices they have made during the previous year.”

Exhibitors who participate in the online edition of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair are eligible to vote for their preferred publisher over the coming two weeks.

Winners will be announced during the fair, which this year runs from 14–17 June.