Entries are now closed for the Alliance of Radical Booksellers’ Little Rebels Children’s Book Award. Now in its 2nd year, enthusiasm for and curiousity in the award remains at a high. We have had some super-wonderful 2013 books sent in by publishers, from the big children’s publishing houses to the smaller indies out there- a quite fantastic range of picture books and novels by both established authors/illustrators and newcomers. This award really does seem to bring out and showcase the range and breadth of our publishing industry. And, clearly, our homegrown tradition of radical publishing is thriving. The tough work of reading, biscuit dunking and, finally shortlisting now begins. Expect the shortlisted titles to be announced at the end of March!