Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Red House Book Awards 2014

The shortlists for the Red House Book Awards 2014 are out now! Children and young adults all across the UK are being asked to vote for their favourites from three categories, that include former UK Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson, Alex T. Smith for the latest in his absolutely delightful Claude series, and the marvellous Eoin Colfer. This is the only UK nationwide book award voted for entirely by children, so it is a real honour.
Voting will close in mid-January, and the winners will be announced at the Southbank Centre on Saturday the 22nd of February. Good luck to everyone on the shortlist!
Here are the categories:
Books For Younger Children
Superworm, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
(Scholastic)
Walter and The No Need To Worry Suit,
by Rachel Bright (HarperCollins)
How To Hide A Lion, by Helen Stephens
(Alison Green Books)
Hippospotamus, by Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross
(Andersen)
Books For Younger Readers
The Land of Neverbelieve,
by Norman Messenger (Walker)
Atticus Claw Breaks The Law,
by Jennifer Gray
(Faber & Faber)
Claude In The Country,
by Alex T Smith
(Hodder Children's Books)
Books For Older Readers
 Killing Rachel, by Anne Cassidy
(Bloomsbury)
The 5th Wave, by Rick Yancey
(Penguin)
The Reluctant Assassin, by Eoin Colfer
(Puffin)
Here's the link that will take you straight to the website so you can vote. Remember, you have until mid-January, young readers of the UK! Make your vote count!
http://www.redhousechildrensbookaward.co.uk/

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