On Monday 21st October the shortlists for the 2014 Red House Children’s Book Award were announced and for the second year running, FCBG has celebrated in style with a star-cast blog tour, with a post for each of the books nominated this year.
Here is a round-up if you have missed it:
Julia Donaldson, author of Superworm (illustrated by Axel Scheffler) shared a couple of her poems on The Book People Blog
Rachel Bright, author/illustrator of Walter and the No Need to Worry Suit visited Storyseekers and gave us some insight in her everyday life and career http://storyseekersuk.wordpress.com/2013/10/23/red-house-childrens-book-award-blog-tour-rachel-bright/
Helen Stephens, author/illustrator of How to Hide a Lion shared her five favourite children’s books on Nayu’s Reading Corner blog http://nayusreadingcorner.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/red-house-childrens-book-award-2014.html
Tony Ross and Jeanne Willis, the team behind Hippospotamus answered some quick-fire questions on Rainy Day Mum’s blog
Norman Messenger, talks about the intricate illustrations and unusual themes of his books The Land of Neverbelieve on Mammasaurus http://mammasaurus.co.uk/red-house-childrens-book-award-blog-tour-norman-messenger/
Jennifer Gray, author of Atticus Claw Breaks the Law, talked about feline characters in literature and treated us to an exclusive poem written by Atticus Claw himself on Childtasticbooks http://childtasticbooks.wordpress.com/2013/10/29/red-house-childrens-book-award-blog-tour-jennifer-gray/
Alex T Smith, author/illustrator of Claude in the Country chatted dogs, cakes and countryside over on Library Mice http://librarymice.com/red-house-childrens-book-award-blog-tour-alex-t-smith/
Eoin Colfer talked about the story behind The Reluctant Assassin on Playing by the Book http://www.playingbythebook.net/2013/10/31/red-house-childrens-book-award-blog-tour-eoin-colfer/
Anne Cassidy talked about where the story of Killing Rachel came from in a post for Chicklish http://keris.typepad.com/chicklet/2013/11/red-house-childrens-book-award-blog-tour-anne-cassidy.html
Rick Yancey gave us an insight in the origins of The 5th Wave over at We Sat Down http://wesatdown.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/red-house-childrens-book-award-blog.html
Many thanks to all the bloggers who have participated, and to the authors and illustrators for their time.
And don't forget, you can win the books on the shortlist, or tickets to the award ceremony where the category winners and overall winner of the Red House Children's Book Award 2014 will be announced - find out more here: http://www.fcbg.org.uk/red-house-childrens-book-award-blog-tour-the-grand-giveaway/