The only children’s book award solely voted for by children, the Red House Children’s Book Award has always been one of my favourites. These days I am more directly involved in its running, through FCBG, so it is very close to my heart.
The official artwork this year has been designed by Chris Wormell, winner of the Younger Children category last year with Scruffy Bear and the Six White Mice.
Here is the 2013 shortlist:
Younger Children Category
Welcome to Alien School ~Caryl Hart & Ed Eaves
Can You See Sassoon? ~ Sam Usher
Spooky Spooky House ~ Andrew Weale & Lee Wildish
Dog Loves Drawing ~ Louise Yates
Younger Readers Category
Operation Eiffel Tower ~ Elen Caldecott
The World of Norm: May Contains Nuts ~ Jonathan Meres
Gangsta Granny ~ David Walliams
Older Readers Category
Eight Keys ~ Suzanne LaFleur
The Power of Six ~ Pittacus Lore
The Medusa Project: Hit Squad ~ Sophie McKenzie
Zoë and I have been organising a blog tour to celebrate the shortlisted books.
Here are the details, but why not start now by visiting the FCBG Blog right here.
And here is where you can find the others:
Red House Blog http://my.redhouse.co.uk/read/blog