|The 2013 Scottish Children's Book Awards
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 Removals.com 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)