• 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 […]

  • Little Rebels 2017 update

    We’re very excited that the Little Rebels Award for 2017 is almost ready to go. Submissions for the prize will be accepted throughout January 2017, and full details about submission criteria and the guest judges will be coming very soon. Follow us on twitter to stay updated! @littlerebsprize

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Join Us on May 7th for a Radical Children’s Book Fest!

    We’re pleased to announce the Big Rebels who will be joining us on May 7th! The London Radical Bookfair is taking place on Saturday, May 7th at Goldsmiths University between 12 and 6pm. This is a free event which is open to all; there is no need to book. All the fair details are HERE. For […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • To all publishers of thought-provoking children’s books…

    …Nominations are now invited for the Little Rebels Award for Radical Children’s Fiction 2016. Now in its 4th year, the 2016 prize is for books published in 2015. The closing date for nominations is January 11th 2016. You can find full details about how to make an entry here. Or, for a full set of submission notes, […]

  • Welcome to our latest little rebel, author Catherine Johnson!

    We are delighted to announce that we have a new member on our Little Rebels Award judging panel. Welcome Catherine Johnson! Author, scriptwriter, screenwriter and all-round person extraordinaire, we’re delighted that Catherine will be joining us. Some of you may have seen her speak at the London Radical Bookfair back in May 2014 on a […]