The Waterstones Children’s Book Prize shortlists

It’s not long now until the winners of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize will be announced. In case you didn’t know, there are three categories – Best Picture Book, Best Fiction for 5-12s, and Best Book for Teens, plus an overall winner too. The winning books and authors will be announced on 3rd April when the category winners will receive £2,000, plus an additional £3000 going to the overall winner.

I thought I’d point out a few of my highlights from the three shortlists, to guide you in the right direction… Continue reading “The Waterstones Children’s Book Prize shortlists”

Podcast: Where To Find New Readers

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Rob and Kate discuss recent initiatives to encourage new readers, including National Libraries Day, new Quick Reads books for 2013, World Book Day and Night and the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2013.

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