2017 Waterstone Children’s Book Prize Shortlist

The shortlist for the 2017 Waterstone Children’s Book Prize has been released. This is a British book prize, so some of the books may not yet be available in the US. The prize has three age categories with six finalists in each category:


The Bear Who Stared 28818766

The Bear Who Stared by Duncan Beedie

The Journey by Francesca Sanna

 Super Stan

Life Is Magic by Meg McLaren

Super Stan by Matt Robertson

There's a tiger in the garden Tiger in a Tutu

There’s a Tiger in the Garden by Lizzy Stewart

Tiger in a Tutu by Fabi Santiago



Beetle Boy (The Battle of the Beetles #1) Captain Pug

Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard

Captain Pug by Laura James

Cogheart (The Cogheart Adventures, #1) The Girl of Ink and Stars

Cogheart by Peter Bunzl

The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood-Hargrave

Time Travelling with a Hamster Wolf Hollow

Time Travelling with a Hamster by Ross Welford

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk



Anna and the Swallow Man Hour of the Bees

Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit

Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eagar

Orangeboy Paper Butterflies

Orangeboy by Patrice Lawrence

Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield

The Sun Is Also a Star The Wildings (The Wildings, #1)

The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

The Wildings by Nilanjana Roy