Shortlist for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2014

In my post A Totally Interesting Article: The Book I'd Give My Ten-Year-Old Self I briefly mentioned the shortlist for the 2014 Waterstones Children's Book Prize. Well a couple of days ago the shortlist came in and I jumped to their website to see. Unsurprisingly a post I've written, Darcy Burdock by Laura Dockrill, was one of the books in the 5-12 category. Congratulations to all books up there.

Other than Darcy Burdock the books in this category include, The Last Wild by Piers Torday, Shiverton Hall by Emerald Fennell and The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chinani. Yesterday I went to the library to try and find some of these books as they are obviously good. I found Shiverton Hall and it sounds really scary which sounds perfect for me - on the blurb of the book it says A chilling, spooky tale that will have you reaching to turn the light back on...

I cannot wait to find out the winners on Thursday 3rd of April.

In the picture book category is:

1. Open Very Carefully by Nick Bromley
2. Weasels by Dolan Elys
3. Time For Bed Fred by Yasmeen Ismail
4. The Crocodile who didn't like water by Gemma Merino
5. Harold finds a Voice by Courtney Dicmas
6. Penguin in Peril by Helen Hancocks

In the Best Fiction for 5-12's category is:

1. The school for good and evil by Soman Chinani
2. Darcy Burdock by Laura Dockrill
3. Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell
4. Shiverton Hall by Emerald Fennell
5. The Last Wild by Piers Torday
6. The Skull in the Wood by Sandra Greaves

In the Best Book for Teen's category is:

1. Geek Girl by Holly Smale
2. Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
3. Butter by Erin Jade Lange
4. The Bone Dragon by Alexia Casale
5. Paper Aeroplanes by Dawn O'Porter
6. If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch

If you'd like to see the shortlist on the Waterstones page go to:

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