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competitions Red House Children's Book Award

COMPETITION: Win a set of tickets to the Red House Children’s Book Award ceremony!

Fancy going to the Red House Children’s Book Award ceremony? I have a set of two tickets (for one adult and one child) to give away! The ceremony will take place on Saturday 18th February in Southbank in London, as part of the Imagine Children’s Festival . At the ceremony you’ll celebrate with amazing children’s authors and illustrators …

14+ Alex Scarrow British Books Challenge fantasy Red House Children's Book Award RHCBA awards 2011 science-fiction time-travelling


Alex Scarrow(Puffin) Liam O’Connor (1912), Maddy Carter (2010), Sal Vikram (2026). Three teenagers, living decades away from each other are suddenly thrown together in a small room near Brooklyn Bridge, in September 2001. They have one things in common: all three should have died, all three were given the choice to turn away from their …

11+ Andy Mulligan dumpsite boys poverty Red House Children's Book Award RHCBA awards 2011 slums South America thrillers


Andy Mulligan(David Fickling Books) Raphael, Gardo and Jun-Jun are dumpsite boys. They spend all day sorting through piles of rubbish and the huge landfill site which is also their home, hoping to find, amongst the human excrement, bits and bobs that they can sell on. When Raphael finds a small leather pouch containing some money as well as some …

7+ bereavement families hamsters Hannah Shaw humour Katie Davies pets Red House Children's Book Award RHCBA awards 2011 thrillers

The Great Hamster Massacre

Katie Davieswith illustrations by Hannah Shaw(Simon & Schuster Children’s Books) It is a new school year and Anna has been asked to write a report on her summer holidays. Her mum wants her to “embellish” the truth but no, Anna wants to write about what really happened, and that, is the bloody massacre of her …

3+ Holly Clifton-Brown knitting owls picture books Red House Children's Book Award RHCBA awards 2011

Annie Hoot and the Knitting Extravaganza

Holly Clifton-Brown(Andersen Press) Annie Hoot is a lovely kind little owl, albeit a bit scatty, who lives deep into the woods. She always gets really enthusiastic about things, and her new thing is knitting! And so she knits, day and night, all sorts of garments in all sorts of pattern. But the other owls are not interested …