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In its 9th year, the Waterstones Children’s Book prize is one of the most prestigious events in the children’s and YA lit calendar. The nominees this year, over three categories, are:

• Picture Books:

Lunchtime by Rebecca Cobb (Macmillan Children’s Books)
Rabbityness by Jo Empson (Child’s Play)
Oh No George! by Chris Haughton (Walker)
The Worst Princess by Anna Kemp & Sara Ogilvie (Simon & Schuster)
The Journey Home by Frann Preston-Gannon (Pavilion Children’s Books)
Can You See Sassoon? by Sam Usher (Little Tiger Press)

• Fiction 5-12

The Wolf Princess by Cathryn Constable (Chicken House)
Atticus Claw Breaks the Law by Jennifer Gray (Faber and Faber)
Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Random House Children’s Books)
The Secret Hen House Theatre by Helen Peters (Nosy Crow)
The Chronicles of Egg: Deadweather and Sunrise by Geoff Rodkey (Puffin)
Barry Loser: I Am Not A Loser by Jim Smith (Egmont)


Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (Random House Children’s Books)
Skin Deep by Laura Jarratt (Egmont)
Insignia by S.J. Kincaid (Hot Key Books)
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (Bloomsbury Children’s)
Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher (Indigo)
Geekhood: Close Encounters of the Girl Kind by Andy Robb (Little Tiger Press)

The winners will be announced at a reception in London on 21 March, and each category winner will go on to complete for the overall children’s book of the year.

For reviews of Geekhood: Close Encounters of the Girl Kind by Andy Robb, The Wolf Princess by Cathryn Constable and The Secret Hen House Theatre by Helen Peters, take a look around the site.

Good luck to all nominees!

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