The Waterstones Children’s Book Prize is in its ninth year. Run by a UK based bookseller its aim is to ‘reward and champion new and emerging talent in children’s writing.’
The award itself is divided into three categories – Picture Books, Fiction 5-12, and Teen Books. Each of those category contains six fabulous books – we’ve listed each of them below.
Have a browse through our list. Click on the links to read those we have reviewed.
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Rabbityness by Jo Empson – “In just 32 pages Rabbityness gently ushers in a variety of layers embracing creativity, individualism, loss and happiness. Just wonderful.”
The Journey Home by Frann Preston- Gannon
Lunchtime by Rebecca Cob
The Worst Princess by Anna Kemp – a modern tale which neatly avoids many of the clichés usually found in ‘anti princess’ style books.
Oh No George! by Chris Haughton – “a deceptively simply story which provokes great reactions from its audience – think gasps, LOTS of ‘oh no!’ and covered giggles!”
Can You See Sassoon? by Sam Usher
Wonder by R.J. Pacacio
Chronicles of Egg: Deadweather and Sunrise by Geoff Rodkey
The Wolf Princess by Cathryn Constable
The Secret Hen House Theatre by Helen Peters
Barry Loser: I am not a Loser by Barry Loser
Atticus Claw Breaks the Law by Jennifer Gray
Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher
Insignia by S.J. Kancaid
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Skin Deep by Laura Jarratt
Geekhood: Close Encounters of the Girl Kind by Andy Robb
Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas
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