Waterstones Childrens Books Prize 2019: Shortlist Announced


The short list for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2019 has been announced.

What a stunning list. We’ve spied some My Book Corner favourites, AND a My Book Corner reviewer has made the list.

We’re jumping for joy here!

HUGE congratulations to all those who made the shortlist…

Illustrated Books

100 Dogs by Micheal Whaite

Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

Little Leaders: Bold Women in History by Vashti Harrison

Mini Rabbit Not Lost by John Bond

The Girls by Lauren Ace

the King Who Banned The Dark by Emily Haworth-Booth


Younger Fiction

Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy

The Boy At The Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Rauf

The Boy Who Grew Dragons by Andy Shepherd

The House With Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson

The Mystery of the Colour Thief by Ewa Jozefkowicz

The Train to Impossible Places by P. G. Bell


Older Fiction

A Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos

Boy 87 by Ele Fountain

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Me Mam. Me Dad. Me by Malcoolm Duffy

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

The Truth About Lies by Tracy Darnton (Stripes Publishing) *My Book Corner Team Member!!*

The winners will be announced at an evening reception at Waterstones Piccadilly (London), on Thursday 21st March.

The three category winners will be announced, then one title will be announced as the Waterstones Children’s Book of the Year 2019.

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