previous shortlists & winners

2020 (for books published in 2019)

The Boy Who Loved Everyone by Jane Porter, illustrated by Maisie Paradise Shearring (Walker) (winner)
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts (Abrams & Chronicle)
Sneaky Beak by Tracey Corderoy, illustrated by Tony Neal (Little Tiger)
The Closest Thing to Flying by Gill Lewis (OUP)
The Little Island by Smriti Halls, illustrated by Robert Starling (Andersen Press)
Now or Never – A Dunkirk Story by Bali Rai (Scholastic)
King Leonard’s Teddy by Phoebe Swan (Child’s Play)

2019 (for books published in 2018)

Freedom by Catherine Johnson (Scholastic) (winner)
The Ghosts and Jamal by Bridget Blankley (HopeRoad Publishing)
Across the Divide by Anne Booth (Catnip Publishing)
Running on Empty by S.E. Durrant (Nosy Crow)
The King Who Banned the Dark by Emily Haworth-Booth (Pavilion Books)
Tomorrow by Nadine Kaadan (Lantana Publishing)
The New Neighbours by Sarah McIntyre (David Fickling Books)

2018 (for books published in 2017)

The Muslims by Zanib Mian (Sweet Apple Publishers and Muslim Children’s Books) (winner)
Tender Earth by Sita Brahmachari (Macmillan Children’s Books)
Mr Bunny’s Chocolate Factory by Elys Dolan (OUP)
Welcome to Nowhere by Elizabeth Laird (Macmillan Children’s Books)
Sky Dancer by Gill Lewis (OUP)
928 Miles from Home by Kim Slater (Macmillan Children’s Books)
Clive is a Nurse by Jessica Spanyol (Child’s Play)
Malala’s Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai (author) and Kerascoët (illustrators)

2017 (for books published in 2016)

Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts (Abrams and Chronicle Books) (winner)
Sweet Pizza by G. R. Gemin (Nosy Crow)
Tidy by Emily Gravett (Macmillan/Two Hoots)
The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Milwood Hargrave (Chicken House)
Ossiri and the Bala Mengro by Richard O’Neill and Katharine Quarmby, illustrated by Hannah Tolson (Child’s Play)
Little Red by Bethan Woollvin (Macmillan/Two Hoots)

2016 (for books published in 2015)

John Boyne, The Boy at the Top of the Mountain (Doubleday/Penguin Random House UK)
Alexis Deacon and Viviane Schwarz, I Am Henry Finch (winner)  (Walker Books)

Yasmeen Ismail, I’m a Girl! (Bloomsbury Books)
Gill Lewis, Gorilla Dawn (Oxford University Press)
Michael Foreman, The Little Bookshop and the Origami Army (Andersen Press)
Michael Rosen, illustrated by Neal Layton, Uncle Gobb and the Dread Shed (Bloomsbury Books)

2015 (for books published in 2014)

Anne Booth, Girl With A White Dog (Catnip Books)
Jessica Shepherd, Grandma (Child’s Play)
Craig Pomranz, ill. by Margaret Chamberlain, Made by Raffi (Janetta Otter-Barry Books/Frances Lincoln)
Bernard Ashley, Nadine Dreams of Home (Barrington Stoke)
Mel Elliott, Pearl Power  (I Love Mel)
Gill Lewis, Scarlet Ibis (winner) (Oxford University Press)
Chris Haughton, Shh! We Have a Plan (Walker Books)
Joan Lingard, Trouble on Cable Street (Catnip Books)

2014 (for books published in 2013)

Gillian Cross, After Tomorrow (winner)(OUP)
Geraldine McCaughrean, The Middle of Nowhere (Usborne)
Gill Lewis, Moon Bear (OUP)
Nicola Davies, ill. by Laura Carlin, The Promise (Walker)
Deborah Chancellor, Real Lives: Harriet Tubman (A&C Black, Bloomsbury Publishing)
Andrea Beatty, ill. by David Roberts, Rosie Revere, Engineer
John Boyne, Stay  Where You Are and Then Leave (Doubleday, Random House UK)

2013 (for books published in 2012)

Sarah Garland, Azzi In Between (winner) (Frances Lincoln)
Yokococo, Hans and Matilda (Templar Publishing)
John Boyne, ill. by Oliver Jeffers, The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket (Doubleday Books/Random House UK)
Jeanne Willis, ill. by Lorna Freytag, Wild Child (Walker Books, 2012)

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