SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2021 PRIZE ARE NOW OPEN UNTIL FEBRUARY 14th. Please read the guidelines carefully and contact us with any queries. 2021 guidelines Definitions The Little Rebels Children’s Book Award recognises and awards radical children’s fiction. It is an award which runs parallel to the Alliance of Radical Booksellers’ Bread & Roses Award for … Continue reading Submissions for the 2021 Award are open until February 14th 2021
Congratulations to Jane Porter, Maisie Paradise Shearring and Walker Books: The Boy Who Loved Everyone is the 2020 award winner. The winner was announced at an online ceremony on 22nd October. Commenting on the winning book, judge Shaun Dellenty said: “This deceptively simple tale affords a very rich stimulus to engage young children in varied conversations about … Continue reading The Little Rebels 2020 Winner: The Boy Who Loved Everyone
On behalf of the Alliance of Radical Booksellers, we are thrilled to reveal the seven books shortlisted for the 2020 Little Rebels Award! The Little Rebels Award celebrates children’s fiction which challenges stereotypes, promotes social justice and advocates for a more peaceful and fairer world. The titles on this year’s shortlist explore community empowerment, wastefulness and … Continue reading The Little Rebels Award 2020 Shortlist
We were so very sad to hear about the recent death of Wendy Cooling. Wendy Cooling was one of only two guest judges for the Little Rebels Award in its inaugural year, 2013. As such, her wit, enthusiasm and wonderfully unchecked views informed the award’s inception and development. We felt extremely honoured that Wendy accepted … Continue reading Tribute to Wendy Cooling
Due to the coronavirus outbreak and the disruption it has caused to daily life, we have decided to make some changes to the Little Rebels timeline for 2020. The Little Rebels Award is given by the Alliance of Radical Booksellers, and we want to announce the shortlist at a time when it is possible for … Continue reading Little Rebels Timeline Change
We are delighted to announce that the Little Rebels Award has secured funding from the Barry Amiel and Norman Melburn Trust, and that this year's winner will receive a prize of £2000. Little Rebels co-organiser Fen Coles (Letterbox Library) says: "This funding puts our prize money on a more equal footing to other children’s book … Continue reading 2020 Prize Money Revealed
Nominations for the 2020 Little Rebels Children's Book Award are now open. On behalf on the Alliance of Radical Booksellers, we are pleased to announce that we are now inviting submissions for the 2020 Little Rebels Award. The Little Rebels Award celebrates children’s books for readers age 0-12 which promote social equality and social justice. … Continue reading Nominations are open for the 2020 Little Rebels Award!
The winner of the 2019 Little Rebels Award was announced at a special ceremony on July 10th at the beautiful Centre for Literacy in Primary Education in London. Catherine Johnson took home the prize for her middle grade book Freedom (Scholastic), a short, compelling historical novel in which Nat, a young boy enslaved on a … Continue reading 2019 Little Rebels Award Ceremony
The Alliance of Radical Booksellers is delighted to announce that FREEDOM by Catherine Johnson (Scholastic) has been crowned the winner of this year's Little Rebels Award for Radical Children's Fiction. A short historical novel, Freedom tells the story of Nat, a young boy enslaved on a Jamaican plantation, brought over to England in the late … Continue reading Catherine Johnson is the 2019 Little Rebels Award Winner
We are delighted to unveil the 2019 Little Rebels Award shortlist! Read all about the shortlisted books here.