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 … Continue reading Just one sleep left before we find out WHO is the most rebellious…!

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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 … Continue reading The 2016 Shortlist: all the little rebels have come out to play!!

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 … Continue reading Entries for feistiest children’s book award now closed!

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, … Continue reading To all publishers of thought-provoking children’s books…

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 … Continue reading Welcome to our latest little rebel, author Catherine Johnson!

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvcjLWrTekg 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 … Continue reading “This award reminds me to keep on being a little rebel…”

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

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 … Continue reading Which rebel has won the little rebels award?…