The 2014 shortlist for the UK’s Red House Children’s Book Award has been announced.  It is the only national award in the UK that is voted on entirely by children.  The finalists are broken into three age groups and children are able to vote on the books through mid-January 2014.  Here is the shortlist:

Books for Younger Children

 15989343 Walter and the No-Need-To-Worry Suit. Rachel Bright How to Hide a Lion Hippospotamus

Superworm by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Walter and The No Need To Worry Suit by Rachel Bright 

How To Hide A Lion by Helen Stephens 

Hippospotamus by Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross 

 

Books for Younger Readers

The Land of Neverbelieve Atticus Claw Breaks the Law Claude in the Country

The Land of Neverbelieve by Norman Messenger 

Atticus Claw Breaks The Law by Jennifer Gray 

Claude In The Country by Alex T Smith 

 

Books for Older Readers

Killing Rachel (The Murder Notebooks, #2) The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, #1) The Reluctant Assassin (W.A.R.P., #1)

Killing Rachel by Anne Cassidy 

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

The Reluctant Assassin by Eoin Colfer