Saturday, May 25, 2013

Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2013

Hot off the heals of the fabulous CBI conference and the awards are coming up! Phew! There's hardly a moment to breathe! The announcement of the eight entry strong longlist for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize came today, and it is amazing! War, dystopia, terminal illness, family crisis .... all and more figure prominently in a list that is not only packed with drama, but also with humour, humanity and delight. The writing in each book is strong and assured, and the stories are incredible.
Here's the list:
The Boy Who Swam With Piranhas by David Almond
After Tomorrow by Gillian Cross
Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell
Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead
The Wall by William Sutcliffe.... and
A World Between Us by Lydia Syson
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/gallery/2013/may/25/guardian-childrens-fiction-prize-2013-longlist#/?picture=409267893&index=0

AND... if you are aged 17 or under, you can enter the Young Critics competition! Review one of the books on the 2013 longlist and you could be in for a chance to win them all! For details on this fantastic opportunity... and if you love books, why wouldn't you want this... just click on the website below for all the details!
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/competition/2013/may/25/enter-young-critics-competition-2013

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