Red House Children’s Book Award – The Shortlist for 2013 and a blog tour to celebrate!

Today the shortlist has been announced for the Red House Children’s Book Award, the only national book award in the UK voted entirely for by children.

Here’s the full shortlist for the 2013 Award:

For Younger Children

  • Can You see Sassoon? by Sam Usher, published by Little Tiger Press
  • Dog Loves Drawing by Louise Yates published by Jonathan Cape
  • Spooky Spooky House written by Andrew Weale and illustrated by Lee Wildish, published by Picture Corgi
  • Welcome to Alien School written by Caryl Hart and illustrated Ed Eaves, by published by Simon and Schuster

  • For Younger Readers

  • Gangsta Granny by David Walliams, published by Harper Collins
  • May Contain Nuts/The World of Norm by Jonathan Meres, published by Orchard
  • Operation Eiffel Tower by Elen Caldecott, published by Bloomsbury

  • For Older Readers

  • Eight Keys by Suzanne LaFleur, published by Puffin
  • Hit Squad/The Medusa Project by Sophie McKenzie, published by Simon and Schuster
  • The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore, published by Razor Bill/Penguin

  • Congratulations to all those authors and illustrators who are shortlisted!

    If you would like to find out more about the books, authors and illustrator who have been shortlisted, make sure you follow the blog tour the Federation has put together over the next couple of weeks. There will be prizes to be won, including sets of all the books in each category and tickets to the award ceremony in London. The first stop of the tour is tomorrow over at The Book Sniffer. If you want to get your hands on copies of the shortlisted books Red House will be offering special deals on their website.

    The Red House Children’s Book Award is owned and co-ordinated by the Federation of Children’s Book Groups. Through the Federation’s network of local groups we co-ordinate the long-list testing, and then the majority of the shortlist voting, with literally tens of thousands of children taking part. If your children are not part of a local testing group they can still take part in the voting. All they need to do is read each of the books in one or more categories, and then vote for their favourite on the Red House Children’s Book Award website.

    The Red House Children’s Book Award shortlist will feature on the Big Book Babble on November 6th. If you’d like to submit a question about the award, you can do so here.

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