Category: Little Rebels News

  • Little Rebels Award Ceremony at the London Radical Bookfair

    Scroll down for pictures from the 2018 Little Rebels Award ceremony at the London Radical Bookfair on Saturday 2nd June. In a special panel event on the day, author Patrice Lawrence discussed radical fiction for children with Little Rebels shortlistees Gill Lewis (Sky Dancer), Elizabeth Laird (Welcome to Nowhere), Jessica Spanyol (Clive is a Nurse), […]

  • THE MUSLIMS is the 2018 Little Rebels Award Winner!

    The Alliance of Radical Booksellers is delighted to announce that the winner of this year’s Little Rebels Children’s Book Award for Radical Fiction is Zanib Mian for her book, The Muslims (Sweet Apple Books 2017). The winning title is a comic-style-illustrated chapter book which explores the life of Londoner, Omar, as he navigates a new […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 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 […]

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