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Friday, September 10, 2010

2010 Royal Mail Awards for Scottish Children's Books shortlists

The shortlists for the 2010 Royal Mail Awards for Scottish Children's Books have been announced. Titles in the running include What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, Love from Louisa by Simon Puttock and Joe Kiddie and Stormy Weather by Debi Gliori in the "Bookbug" section for readers aged up to seven. In the younger readers section for children aged 8-11, the shortlisted titles are The Dragon Whisperer by Lucinda Hare, The Secret of the Black Moon Moth by John Fardell and Invisible Fiends: Mr Mumbles by Barry Hutchison. In the older readers category, for books aimed at 12-16-year-olds, shortlisted are Grass by Cathy MacPhail; Crossing the Line by Gillian Philip and The Witching Hour by Elizabeth Laird. The final winners will be selected by children, who will be reading and voting for their favourites. The winners will be announced in February

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