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  • Submissions Open Until January 17th 2022

    The Alliance of Radical Booksllers is pleased to announce that submissions for the 2022 Little Rebels Award for Radical Fiction are now OPEN! Publishers can find the full submissions guidelines here. Submissions close on January 17th 2022. 2022 marks ten years of the Little Rebels Award, and we are pleased to welcome three new judges: author-illustrator and activist, Emily […]

  • Little Rebels 2021 Award Ceremony

    The Little Rebels Award Ceremony is online once again! Please join us for our packed. one hour, celebration. Hear the shortlisted authors and illustrators discuss their books and talk all things radical children’s literature … and find out the winner ‘live’! Raise your pint/carrot juice/cocktail to the winner as they are crowned Biggest Rebel Of […]

  • Tribute to Wendy Cooling

    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 […]

  • Little Rebels Award Winner to be announced at the London Radical Bookfair on 2nd June

    The winner of the 2018 Little Rebels Award will be announced at 5:30pm on Saturday 2nd June, at this year’s London Radical Bookfair. This website will be updated the next day, so in the mean time follow us on twitter to hear the news live!

  • Little Rebels Shortlistees at the London Radical Bookfair

    Little Rebels shortlisted authors will be in conversation with Patrice Lawrence (Indigo Donut, Orangeboy) at this year’s London Radical Bookfair. The bookfair is a totally free event and open to all – find out more information here: londonradicalbookfair.wordpress.com The Little Rebels panel takes place from 4-5pm, and will be followed by the announcement of this […]

  • Little Rebels Award: the 2018 shortlist

    We are proud to announce the Little Rebels Award shortlist for 2018! 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 co-ordinated by Letterbox Library and Housmans Bookshop. There are eight […]

  • 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 […]

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