Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2016: Shortlist Announced

Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2016: Shortlist Announced

Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2016: Shortlist Announced

The short list for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2016 has been announced.

Huge congratulations to all those who made the shortlist …

Illustrated Books

Have You Seen Elephant? by David Barrow (Gecko Press)

Cinderella’s Sister and the Big Bad Wolf by Lorraine Carey and Migy Blanco (Nosy Crow)

Hector and Hummingbird by Nicholas John Frith (Alison Green Books)

The Crow’s Tale by Naomi Howarth (Frances Lincoln)

The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield (Frances Lincoln)

Super Happy Magic Forest by Matty Long (Oxford University Press)


Younger Fiction

Bird by Crystal Chan (Tamarind)

Darkmouth by Shane Hegarty (HarperCollins)

Witch Wars by Sibéal Pounder (Bloomsbury)

The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands (Puffin)

My Brother is a Superhero by David Solomons (Nosy Crow)

The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow by Katherine Woodfine (Egmont)


Older Fiction

The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle (Corgi)

Seed by Lisa Heathfield (Electric Monkey)

13 Days of Midnight by Leo Hunt (Orchard)

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson (Walker Books)

The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury (Scholastic)

The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson (David Fickling Books)

The winners will be announced at an evening reception at Waterstones Piccadilly (London), on Thursday 17th March.

The three category winners will be announced, then one title will be announced as the Waterstones Children’s Book of the Year 2016.

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