2016 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize Shortlist

The Waterstone’s Children’s Prize is a British annual award given to a work of children’s literature. The award is given in three categories. Here are the shortlisted titles:


The Bear and the Piano Cinderella's Stepsister and the Big Bad Wolf

The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield

Cinderella’s Stepsister and the Big Bad Wolf by Lorraine Carey and Migy Blanco

The Crow's Tale Have You Seen Elephant (Gecko Press Titles)

The Crow’s Tale by Naomi Howarth

Have You Seen Elephant? by David Barrow

Hector and Hummingbird Super Happy Magic Forest

Hector and Hummingbird by Nicholas John Frith

Super Happy Magic Forest by Matty Long



Bird The Blackthorn Key

Bird by Crystal Chan

The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands

Darkmouth (Darkmouth, Book 1) My Brother Is A Superhero (My Brother is a Superhero, #1)

Darkmouth by Shane Hegarty

My Brother is a Superhero by David Solomons

The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow (The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow, #1) Witch Wars

The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow by Katherine Woodfine

Witch Wars by Sibéal Pounder



13 Days of Midnight The Accident Season

13 Days of Midnight by Leo Hunt

The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle

The Art of Being Normal I'll Give You the Sun

The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Seed The Sin Eater’s Daughter (The Sin Eater’s Daughter, #1)

Seed by Lisa Heathfield

The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury