q&a with 2016 award winner Viviane Schwarz: ‘I Am Henry Finch’

With submissions for the 2017 prize now open, we look back at the 2016 Little Rebels Award winner: I Am Henry Finch, written by Alexis Deacon and illustrated by Viviane Schwarz. Judge Wendy Cooling described the book as "philosophy for beginners...introducing the power of ideas and thought to the youngest of children". We spoke to Viviane and Alexis … Continue reading q&a with 2016 award winner Viviane Schwarz: ‘I Am Henry Finch’

q&a with 2016 winner Alexis Deacon : ‘I Am Henry Finch’

With submissions for the 2017 prize now open, we look back at the 2016 Little Rebels Award winner: I Am Henry Finch, written by Alexis Deacon and illustrated by Viviane Schwarz. Judge Wendy Cooling described the book as "philosophy for beginners...introducing the power of ideas and thought to the youngest of children". We spoke to Viviane and Alexis … Continue reading q&a with 2016 winner Alexis Deacon : ‘I Am Henry Finch’

now welcoming submissions for the 2017 prize

Nominations are Open for the Little Rebels Award for Radical Children’s Fiction Nominations for the Little Rebels Children’s Book Award 2017 are now open. Guest Judges: Wendy Cooling, B.J. Epstein, Catherine Johnson Prize to be awarded at the London Radical Bookfair, 24th June 2017. The Alliance of Radical Booksellers (ARB) is delighted to announce that … Continue reading now welcoming submissions for the 2017 prize

Alexis Deacon invites children to come up with an alternative to capitalism…

Viviane Schwarz and Alexis Deacon have been named winners of the Little Rebels Award for Radical Children’s Fiction 2016 with their picture book, I Am Henry Finch (Walker Books UK). Accepting the award, Alexis asked for children to give adults an alternative to capitalism. The Little Rebels Award ceremony took place at the 4th London … Continue reading Alexis Deacon invites children to come up with an alternative to capitalism…

Just one sleep left before we find out WHO is the most rebellious…!

...we can barely contain ourselves here! Come join us at the London Radical Bookfair tomorrow at Goldsmiths University from noon onwards.  Pick up your radical adults' and children's book wares and find out the winners of the Little Rebels Award for Radical Children's Fiction. Letterbox Library (us!) will be there selling the shortlisted books at a £1 … Continue reading Just one sleep left before we find out WHO is the most rebellious…!

The 2016 Shortlist: all the little rebels have come out to play!!

We are proud to announce the Little Rebels Shortlist for 2016! We have 6 books on the shortlist this year. All stood out as literary rebels on the children’s literature scene for books published in 2015. Full details of the books are published below. As always all can be bought from the award administrators, Letterbox … Continue reading The 2016 Shortlist: all the little rebels have come out to play!!

Entries for feistiest children’s book award now closed!

Submissions are now closed for the UK’s one and only award for radical children’s fiction, the Alliance of Radical Booksellers’ Little Rebels Children’s Book Award. Perhaps award administrators always says this but…truly, the submissions pile seems bigger than ever. We have at least 4 boxes full of titles submitted by a wonderful mix of UK publishers … Continue reading Entries for feistiest children’s book award now closed!