2019 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize Shortlists

The shortlists for the 2019 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize have been announced. The UK book prize focuses on identifying rising talent in the world of literature for children and teens. Category winners and the overall winner will be announced on March 21.

ILLUSTRATED BOOK SHORTLIST

100 Dogs The Girls

100 Dogs by Michael Whaite

The Girls by Lauren Ace

Julián Is a Mermaid The King Who Banned the Dark

Julian Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

The King Who Banned the Dark by Emily Haworth-Booth

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History Mini Rabbit Not Lost (Mini Rabbit)

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black by Vashti Harrison

Mini Rabbit Not Lost by John Bond

 

YOUNGER FICTION SHORTLIST

The Boy At the Back of the Class The Boy Who Grew Dragons

The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Rauf

The Boy Who Grew Dragons by Andy Shepherd

Brightstorm The House with Chicken Legs

Brightstorm: A Sky-Ship Adventure by Vashti Hardy

The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson

The Mystery of the Colour Thief The Train to Impossible Places: A Cursed Delivery

The Mystery of the Colour Thief by Ewa Jozefkowicz

The Train to Impossible Places by P. G. Bell

 

OLDER FICTION SHORTLIST

Boy 87 Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1)

Boy 87 by Ele Fountain

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Me Mam. Me Dad. Me. The Poet X

Me Mam, Me Dad, Me by Malcolm Duffy

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

The Truth About Lies A Winter's Promise (The Mirror Visitor)

The Truth about Lies by Tracy Darnton

A Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos

 

 

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