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February 18, 2013

Shortlists revealed for Waterstones Children’s Book Prize

Wonder | By Charlotte Williams

Random House Children’s Books, Egmont and Little Tiger Press have each picked up two nominations across the three categories of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, with the shortlists for the £5,000 prize revealed today.

Among the nominated titles in the 5-12 category is The Chronicles of Egg: Deadweather and Sunrise (Puffin), a debut novel written by Geoff Rodkey who wrote for MTV’s animated series “Beavis and Butt-head”. The book will be competing against titles including Wonder by R J Palacio (Random House Children’s Books), Barry Loser: I am Not a Loser by Jim Smith (Egmont) and The Wolf Princess by Cathryn Constable (Chicken House).

In the teen category, the second novel by Branford Boase Award-winning Annabel Pitcher, Ketchup Clouds, is up against titles including Skin Deep by Laura Jarratt (Egmont) and Insignia by S J Kincaid (Hot Key Books).

In the picture books category, Can You See Sassoon? by Sam Usher (Little Tiger Press) will be battling against books including Oh No George! by Chris Haughton (Walker) and Lunchtime by Rebecca Cobb (Macmillan Children’s Books).

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