Category: Little Rebels News

  • 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 […]

  • “This award reminds me to keep on being a little rebel…”

    Back on May 12th 2015, Gill Lewis took the prize for the Little Rebels Award for Radical Children’s Fiction with her novel, Scarlet Ibis. Her acceptance speech was both profoundly moving and a positive call to action.  And now we’ve finally connected to YouTube, you can hear the speech for yourself. Get yourself a cuppa, settle down […]

  • “Go out and have a rebellious day” Gill Lewis Wins the Little Rebels Book Award

    The winner of this year’s Little Rebels Children’s Book Award for Radical Fiction is Gill Lewis for her book, Scarlet Ibis (Oxford University Press). Little Rebels judge, Kim Reynolds, described Scarlet Ibis as “a story that celebrates the often overlooked courage, loyalty and competence of children.” In a moving acceptance speech, Gill said she was […]

  • Which rebel has won the little rebels award?…

    ONE MORE SLEEP! The winner of the Little Rebels Award will be announced tomorrow, Saturday May 9th, at the 2015 London Radical Bookfair. And…fanfare…and clashings of cymbals…and tinkling of triangles…we will be joined this year by the following shortlisted Little Rebels authors/illustrators: Bernard Ashley, Chris Haughton, Jessica Shepherd, Anne Booth and Mel Elliott. Things you […]

  • Eight Little Rebels Have Been Shortlisted!

    We are more than a little delighted to announce the 8 books on the 2015 shortlist for the Little Rebels Award (for titles published in 2014)! Full details are below. The judges are meeting this month and the winner will be announced at the London Radical Bookfair on May 9th 2015 at our new fair […]

  • Little Rebels Award Entries Are Now Closed!

    STOP! Entries are now closed for the Little Rebels Children’s Book Award for Radical Fiction. And what a fantastic load of parcels have landed at the Letterbox Library offices!

  • Submissions are now invited for the 2015 Prize!

    The Alliance of Radical Booksellers (ARB) is pleased to announce that the Little Rebels Award for Radical Children’s Fiction is back for its 3rd year- and submisisons are now invited! The 2015 prize is for books published in 2014. The closing date for nominations is January 12th 2015. You can find full details about how […]

  • The 2014 Winning Little Rebel Is…

      The winner of this year’s Little Rebels Award is Gillian Cross for her novel, After Tomorrow (OUP). Little Rebels Judge, Wendy Cooling, described the winning book as