Emily Gravett, Orange Pear Apple Bear, Macmillan
Mini Grey, The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon, Red Fox
John Kelly & Cathy Tincknell, Scoop! An Exclusive by Monty Molkeski, Templar
Catherine Rayner, Augustus and his Smile, Little Tiger
Chris Riddell, The Emperor of Absurdia, Macmillan
Winner will be announced on 21 June.
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