Saturday, June 22, 2013

The 2013 Scottish Children's Book Awards

The 2013 Scottish Children's Book Awards
Children with some of the shortlisted books at yesterday's launch
The Scottish Children’s Book Awards 2013 shortlists were announced yesterday (Tuesday 18th June), celebrating the most popular children’s books by Scottish or Scottish-based authors or illustrators.

The nine books, which will now go to a children’s vote, include four former shortlisted authors, two previous winners, one debut author and one small Scottish independent publisher. The shortlist is split into three age categories, and was chosen by a panel of judges including a teacher, librarian, bookseller, children’s books experts, a Bookbug coordinator and two groups of pupils.

Run by Scottish Book Trust in partnership with Creative Scotland, and voted for entirely by children, these are Scotland’s largest book awards, with a total prize fund of £12,000. Shortlisted authors and illustrators receive £500 per book, and the three overall winners receive £3,000 each.

Bookbug Readers (3-7 years)

The Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb (Macmillan)

What’s the Time Mr Wolf by Debi Gliori (Bloomsbury)

Jumblebum by Chae Strathie and Ben Cort (Scholastic)

Younger Readers (8-11 years)

Black Tide by Caroline Clough (Floris)

The Accidental Time Traveller by Janis McKay (Floris)

Really Weird by Daniela Sacerdoti (Floris)

Older Readers (12-16 years)

Ferryman by Claire McFall (Templar)

The Seeing by Diana Hendry (Bodley Head)

The Book of Doom by Barry Hutchison (Harper Collins)

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