Waterstones Children’s Book Prize Shortlist

The shortlists for the 10th Waterstones Children’s Book Prize was announced recently which is voted for by Waterstones Children’s Booksellers. There are three categories within the prize including Best Picture Book, Best Fiction for 5-12 year olds, and Best Book for Teens. One overall winner will then be chosen from the winners of these categories.

The full list of nominees can be found on the Waterstones Blog. And the winners will be announced on April 3rd!

Here are some of my favourites from the categories:

Best Picture Book Nominees:


Weasels by Elys Dolan

Publisher: Nosey Crow

Published: February 2014



Time for Bed, Fred! by Yasmeen Ismail

Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens

Published: July 2013



Best Fiction for 5-12’s Nominees:



Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell

Publisher: Faber Children’s Books

Published: July 2013





School for Good and Evil by Soman Chaniani

Publisher: HaperCollins Children’s Books

Publisher: June 2013




Best Book for Teens Nominees:



Geek Girl by Holly Smale

Publisher: HaperCollins Children’s Books

Published: February 2013





If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch

Publisher: Indigo (Orion Children’s Imprint)

Published: January 2014

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