Wednesday, 20 February 2013

News: Shortlist for Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2013

          

The shortlist for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, created to reward and champion new and emerging talent in children’s writing has been announced. Now in its ninth year, the Prize consists of three categories: picture books; fiction for ages 5-12; and teen books, to reflect the breadth of quality in children’s books. Six books will compete within each category to be crowned category winner, with the three category winners then vying for the overall title of Waterstones Children’s Book of the Year 2013.


Picture Books:
  • Lunchtime by Rebecca Cobb (Macmillan Children’s Books)
  • Rabbityness by Jo Empson (Child’s Play)
  • Oh No George! by Chris Haughton (Walker)
  • The Worst Princess by Anna Kemp & Sara Ogilvie (Simon & Schuster)
  • The Journey Home by Frann Preston-Gannon (Pavilion Children’s Books)
  • Can You See Sassoon? by Sam Usher (Little Tiger Press)
Fiction 5-12
  • The Wolf Princess by Cathryn Constable (Chicken House)
  • Atticus Claw Breaks the Law by Jennifer Gray (Faber and Faber)
  • Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Random House Children’s Books)
  • The Secret Hen House Theatre by Helen Peters (Nosy Crow)
  • The Chronicles of Egg: Deadweather and Sunrise by Geoff Rodkey (Puffin)
  • Barry Loser: I Am Not A Loser by Jim Smith (Egmont)
Teen
  • Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (Random House Children’s Books)
  • Skin Deep by Laura Jarratt (Egmont)
  • Insignia by S.J. Kincaid (Hot Key Books)
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (Bloomsbury Children’s)
  • Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher (Indigo)
  • Geekhood: Close Encounters of the Girl Kind by Andy Robb (Little Tiger Press)
The Waterstones Children’s Book Prize is unique in that it is voted for by booksellers across the country. Final judging is currently underway.
The winners will be announced on Thursday 21st March. The winner of each category will receive £2,000 with the overall winner picking up an additional £3,000.
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