2021 Book for Children Competition
Congratulations to our 2021 Book for Children Shortlisted Entries
|Beyond reasonable Doubt||Caroline Blake|
|Children of the Scorch||Lu Hersey|
|Escape From Nowhere||Marie Day|
|Friend or foe – the girl from the stars||Jacqueline Kelly|
|Girl Elephant War||Chrissy Sturt|
|Jason Miller and the Whispering Sword||Mike Wallbridge|
|Land of Waves||Gavin Eugene O’Toole|
|Nevern Cove||Josie O’Reilly|
|Skyrats and Scavengers||Louis Clayton|
|The Boy Who Cooked Bugs||Elaine Cline|
|The Boy Who Walked On Water||Jason Button|
|The Memory of Swimming||Natalie Lucy|
|The Riddle of Stanbridge Hall||Cate Holness|
Joanna is the author of more than 80 books for children, teenagers and adults, including the award-winning Penny Dreadful series, the Flying Fergus series with Sir Chris Hoy, and the critically acclaimed Joe All Alone – now a BAFTA-winning BBC series. She has twice been nominated for the Carnegie Medal, as well being shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Prize, the Best Book Awards and Queen of Teen. Her latest series is The Worst Class in the World.
Prize money in the Book for Children is 1st £750, 2nd £300, 3rd £200. Plus an opportunity to win a Local Prize of £100.
Entries to the Book for Children Competition should be aimed at readers between the ages of 7-16 years. We require either the first two chapters or first twenty pages, whichever is the shortest, together with the synopsis of up to two pages and the age range of the book specified. The entries must be anonymous.
Please read the Terms & Conditions carefully to ensure you entry is accepted.