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Shortlists Announced for New Children’s Fiction Awards 2016

Judges include comedian Lucy Porter, authors Clare Mackintosh and David Melling and Mumsnet editor Sarah Crown

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  • Shortlists Announced for New Children’s Fiction Awards 2016
  • Shortlists Announced for New Children’s Fiction Awards 2016
  • Shortlists Announced for New Children’s Fiction Awards 2016
  • Shortlists Announced for New Children’s Fiction Awards 2016

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The magazines Teach Primary and Teach Reading and Writing have announced the shortlists for their second annual New Children’s Fiction Awards. A panel of six judges will select a winner and two runners up for each of three categories, from the following titles:

Reception

Nibbles: The Book Monster by Emma Yarlett (Little Tiger Press)
Good Knight, Bad Knight by Tom Knight (Templar)
There’s a Bear On My Chair by Ross Collins (Nosy Crow)
I’m a Girl! by Yasmeen Ismail (Bloomsbury)
Grrrrr! by Rob Biddulph (HarperCollins)
Walter’s Wonderful Web by Tim Hopgood (Macmillan)

KS1

Fox Investigates – a Brush With Danger by Adam Frost (Little Tiger Press)
Superbot and the Terrible Toy Destroyer by Nick Ward (David Fickling)
Uncle Gobb and the Dread Shed by Michael Rosen, ill. Neal Layton (Bloomsbury)
The No 1 Car Spotter and the Broken Road by Atinuke (Walker)
Let’s Play by Hervé Tullet (Chronicle Kids)
Imaginary Fred by Eoin Colfer, ill. Oliver Jeffers (HarperCollins)

KS2

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How to Look for a Lost Dog by Ann M. Martin (Usborne)
The Many Worlds of Albie Bright by Christopher Edge (Nosy Crow)
Beetle Boy by M G Leonard (Chicken House)
Railhead by Philip Reeve (OUP)
Heartsong by Kevin Crossley-Holland, ill. Jane Ray (Orchard)
The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin (Macmillan)

The judging panel will comprise Brough Girling (founder of Readathon); Clare Argar (Programme Manager, National Literacy Trust Young Readers Programme); Sarah Crown (editor of Mumsnet, and former editor of Guardian Books); Clare Mackintosh (bestselling author of I Let You Go); David Melling (children’s author/illustrator); and Lucy Porter (comedian, writer, parent).

The results will be announced in the next issue of Teach Reading and Writing magazine, due for publication this June