• Submissions now closed for the 2018 Award

    Submissions are now closed for the UK’s one and only award celebrating social justice in children’s books. We’re delighted that submissions for 2018 are nearly double the submissions we received in our inaugural year (2012). Either the Little Rebels Award is just getting better known… or could there be more creative minds out there ready […]

  • The 2018 Prize is here!

    Nominations for the 2018 Little Rebels Children’s Book Award are now open. Guest Judges: Darren Chetty, Emily Drabble, B.J. Epstein, Catherine Johnson & Patrice Lawrence. Prize to be awarded at the London Radical Bookfair, 2nd June 2018. The Alliance of Radical Booksellers (ARB) is delighted to announce that the Little Rebels Children’s Book Award for […]

  • ADA TWIST, SCIENTIST is the 2017 Little Rebels Award winner

    The Alliance of Radical Booksellers is delighted to announce that the winners of this year’s Little Rebels Children’s Book Award are Andrea Beaty (author) and David Roberts (illustrator) for their book, Ada Twist, Scientist (Abrams & Chronicle Books). Ada Twist is the story of a young girl, Ada Marie, with boundless curiosity who can’t stop […]

  • London Radical Bookfair

    Little Rebels Award Winners Announcement and Discussion Panel The annual London Radical Bookfair takes place this Saturday, 24th June, at Goldsmiths University and we can’t wait. Join us to hear who has won the Little Rebels Award (announcement at 5:30pm), and for a conversation about all of the shortlisted books with author Catherine Johnson, author/illustrator […]

  • the 2017 shortlist is here

    We are proud to announce the Little Rebels shortlist for 2017! The Little Rebels Award recognises children’s fiction which promotes social justice or social equality, challenges stereotypes or is informed by anti-discriminatory concerns. It is given by the Alliance of Radical Booksellers (ARB), and this year is administered by radical bookshop Housmans. There are six […]

  • Little Rebels Award Submissions 2017

    Here is the full list of eligible titles submitted for the 2017 Little Rebels Award. To qualify for consideration, all titles must fit with the award criteria and have been published in 2016 by an author or illustrator primarily resident in the UK. The shortlist will be announced in April, and the award ceremony will […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Looking forward to the 2017 prize?

    Looking forward to the 2017 prize?

    Why not check out the 2016 shortlist while you wait? I Am Henry Finch by Alexis Deacon and Viviane Schwarz (Walker Books) was the 2016 Little Rebels winner. The finches exist as an undifferentiated flock, going through each day together, doing the same thing, at the same pace. And then…one night, one particular finch, Henry […]

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