Sunday, June 3, 2012

Childrens' Lit Awards Upcoming

Just a quick entry to remind you of two very important Children's Literature awards that are coming up soon.
First of all, (I don't think I've mentioned this one yet this year) the Branford Boase Awards shortlist is out. This award is given annually to the editor and author of an outstanding debut novel for children. The books shortlisted for this years' award are:
-Long Lankin by Lindsey Barraclough; edited by Annie Eaton and Natalie Doherty (Bodley Head)
-Being Billy by Philip Earle; edited by Shannon Park (Puffin)
-Small Change for Stuart by Lissa Evans; edited by Annie Eaton and Ruth Knowles (Bodley Head)
-Everybody Jam by Ali Lewis; edited by Charlie Sheppard (Andersen Press)
-Sky Hawk by Gill Lewis; edited by Liz Cross (OUP)
-A Beautiful Lie by Ifran Master; edited by Emma Matthewson (Bloomsbury)
-My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher; edited by Fiona Kennedy (Orion)
The awards will be presented on July 5th at a ceremony in London. The winning author stands to receive a cheque for £1000.00 and both author and editor receive a beautiful, handcrafted, silver-inlaid box. Quite an impressive list this year! Good luck to you all.
http://www.branfordboaseaward.org.uk/index.html

And a real quick reminder that the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals are due to be presented on the 14th of June. (For the shortlist, please see my early entry on this award.) Very exciting! I'll be sure to let you know as soon as I do.
http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/home/

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