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Children's Book Awards shortlist

25th Feb 19

Children can start to vote for their favourite books from the 2019 Children's Book Award shortlist, which has just been announced, and includes funny adventure stories as well as books featuring homelessness and mental health.

The winning books are chosen entirely by children through national voting (see link, below), which will end at midday on Friday 10th May, with the category winners announced on 8th June. The author of the best children's book published in the 2018 nomination will also be announced.

The full shortlist for the Children's Book Award 2019 is as follows:

Books for Younger Children

MIXED, written and illustrated by Arree Chung, published by Macmillan Children's Books

The Last Chip: The Story of a Very Hungry Pigeon, written and illustrated by Duncan Beedie, published by Templar

The Wondrous Dinosaurium, written by John Condon and illustrated by Steve Brown, published by Maverick

What Do You Do if Your house is a Zoo, written by John Kelly and illustrated by Steph Laberis, published by Little Tiger Press

Books for Younger Readers

Funny Kid Stand Up, written and illustrated by Matt Stanton, published by HarperCollins Children's Books

Mr Penguin and The Fortress of Secrets, written and illustrated by Alex T Smith, published by Hodder Children's Books

The Dog Who Lost His Bark, written by Eoin Colfer and illustrated by PJ Lynch, published by Walker Books

Books for Older Readers

Armistice Runner, written by Tom Palmer, published by Barrington Stoke

The Light Jar, written by Lisa Thompson, published by Scholastic

The Storm Keeper's Island, written by Catherine Doyle, published by Bloomsbury

Children can vote online here:

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