Hosted by children's comedian James Campbell and with a very special appearance by shortlisted author David Walliams and last year's winner Patrick Ness, this star-studded event is the perfect opportunity to see the nation's literati in one place. And this year things are even more special as the organisers are working with Stagecoach stage school, who will be performing adaptations of the shortlisted books!
You can find out more and buy tickets by clicking on this link.
The full shortlist for the Red House Children’s Book Award 2013 is as follows:
Books for Younger Children
Welcome to Alien School - Caryl Hart and Ed Eaves
Can You See Sassoon? - Sam Usher
Spooky Spooky House - Andrew Weale and Lee Wildish
Dog Loves Drawing - Louise Yates
Books for Younger Readers
Operation Eiffel Tower – Elen Caldecott
The World of Norm: May Contain Nuts – Jonathan Meres and Donough O’Mally
Gangsta Granny – David Walliams and Tony Ross
Books for Older Readers
Eight Keys – Suzanne La Fleur
The Power of Six – Pittacus Lore
The Medusa Project: Hit Squad – Sophie McKenzie
The ten titles on the shortlist for the Books for Younger Children, Books for Younger Readers and Books for Older Readers categories, as well as 40 highly recommended titles, were chosen by children who read and voted for the books at lively events organised nationwide by the Federation of Children’s Book Groups.