Today the shortlist has been announced for the Red House Children’s Book Award, the only national book award in the UK voted entirely for by children.
Here’s the full shortlist for the 2013 Award:
For Younger Children
For Younger Readers
For Older Readers
Congratulations to all those authors and illustrators who are shortlisted!
If you would like to find out more about the books, authors and illustrator who have been shortlisted, make sure you follow the blog tour the Federation has put together over the next couple of weeks. There will be prizes to be won, including sets of all the books in each category and tickets to the award ceremony in London. The first stop of the tour is tomorrow over at The Book Sniffer. If you want to get your hands on copies of the shortlisted books Red House will be offering special deals on their website.
The Red House Children’s Book Award is owned and co-ordinated by the Federation of Children’s Book Groups. Through the Federation’s network of local groups we co-ordinate the long-list testing, and then the majority of the shortlist voting, with literally tens of thousands of children taking part. If your children are not part of a local testing group they can still take part in the voting. All they need to do is read each of the books in one or more categories, and then vote for their favourite on the Red House Children’s Book Award website.