Sunday 17 February 2013

News: Red House Children's Book Award 2013

If you live anywhere near London and love children's books then you will no doubt already be fully aware of the Imagine Children's Festival that is taking place at the Southbank Centre this week. However, you may not know that this year's Red House Children's Book Award ceremony is also part of the Imagine week, and takes place next Saturday, 23rd February.

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.

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