The long list for the brand new Klaus Flugge Prize has been announced. This new UK award honors the “most promising and exciting newcomer to children’s book illustration in a single calendar year.” Here are the long-listed titles:

The Bear and the Piano 

The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield

Cinderella’s Sister and the Big Bad Wolf by Migy Blano, written by Lorraine Carey

Counting Lions: Portraits from the Wild The Crow's Tale

Counting Lions by Stephen Walton, written by Katie Cotton

The Crow’s Tale by Naomi Howarth

Dog On A Train The Girl With The Parrot On Her Head

Dog on a Train by Kate Prendergast

The Girl with the Parrot on Her Head by Daisy Hirst

Have You Seen Elephant (Gecko Press Titles) Hector and Hummingbird

Have You Seen Elephant? by David Barrow

Hector and the Hummingbird by Nicholas John Frith

How to Be a Dog Ice in the Jungle

How to Be a Dog by Jo Williamson

Ice in the Jungle by Ariane Hofmann-Maniyar

The Jar of Happiness Jill and Dragon

The Jar of Happiness by Ailsa Burrows

Jill and the Dragon by Lesley Barnes

Lili Lion Practice

Lili by Wen Dee Tan

Lion Practice by Emma Carlisle

Super Happy Magic Forest Toby and the Ice Giants

Super Happy Magic Forest by Matty Long

Toby and the Ice Giants by Joe Lillington

Too Many Toys! Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar

Too Many Toys by Heidi Deedman

Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit Book Burglar by Emily Mackenzie

The Wonder Garden 

The Wonder Garden by Kristjana S. Williams, written by Jenny Broom

The Zoomers’ Handbook by Thiago De Moraes, written by Ana de Moraes