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”

CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards shortlist

A great way to keep up with recommendations for great reads is to look at the books coming up in prize shortlists; I thought I’d take a look at the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Awards for some ideas of great young adult reads, and fantastic illustrated stories too. Continue reading “CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards shortlist”