The Longlists

Thanks to all of you for entering our Awards this year. 

We received a total of 1058 entires this year, in the end, and are so delighted so many of you value the award and were willing to enter. Thanks for sharing your stories.

If you were not long listed and are reading this, do scroll down to the readers faves – you never know.

Keep entering competitions, keep sending your work out, keep writing those fabulous stories.

And if you need an immediate competition buzz, our Novel-in-Development Award is open for entries.

For the stat-mongers among you, here’s some info about the entries.

LONGLISTS

We are delighted to announce the two longlists for our two awards this year! (in alphabetical order by title only)

PICTURE BOOKSNOVELS
A Light in the DarkAFTERDEATH
Caterpillar CongaAiko’s Dive
Dragon SoupAmelia Skyhart and the Secret Marauders
EURGH! YUCK! That Isn’t Poo!Caitlyn Clark and the Ravens’ Secret
Eyeball SoupCircus Rescue
Go to Bed, Ted!Davey Rocket and the Space-mad Spider
GRAM’S MAGIC WANDDon’t You Forget About Me
I Like OttersEdie Edison and the Impossible Invention
Ivan The UnkindFireflies
Jemima and the PiratesGeorge Ivy and the Emperor of Absolutely Everything
Little Spider’s SocksGhost Train
Look, We Grew a Book!Hope Floats Like a Feather
Looks Like DragonsIf We Tell You
Mila No ShellJoe with an E
MY FEARLESS SHADOWLucky Boy and his Jackdaw
Oscar Drake and The House of CakeMaisy May And The Debatable Lands
I was a Tuna Fish SandwichMy Brother, The Wolf
Poka Paka’s Colour QuestQueen Everly’s (not so) Quiet Adventures: The Accidental Robbery
Ryan versus LionSHAKESPEARE’S BREW
Selina’s SongSwordfern
Sleep KnocksThe Djinns of Djollywood
So Devin Wore a SkirtTHE INFLUENCER
Story TreesThe Library Of Forgotten Dreams
The Best ThingsTHE MEMORY OF SWIMMING
The Dragons of MoreThe Music Weaver’s Call
The Fish Who Went PUFF!The Playground Dwellers
The Gingerbread House: Stale SaleThe Riddle of Stanbridge Hall
THE HELPFUL ELFThe Sea Lord’s Curse
The Legend Of The StarlightThe Traitor’s Moon
The Magic in Ming’s HandsThe Universe Is Not An Empty Place
The Sea-shell SwitchUnicorns in Uniforms:Dragon Inferno
The Swallow Who StayedWalking On Tiptoes
THE THOUGHT-TRAVELLERS
The Yawnicorns
There’s A Spider In The Bathtub!

Readers Favourites

Here are our readers this year, and they deserve enormous thanks:

Alice Hemming, Amy Borg, Becky Wilson, Carolyn Ward, Clare Helen Welsh, Clare Harlow, Donna David, Ellie Lock, Emily Kenny, Emily Randall, Emma Finlayson-Palmer, Emma Read, Fiona Barker, Hannah Kates, Jodi Herlick, Jonathan Cox, Julie Marney Leigh, Kathryn Clark, Louise Finch, Melissa Welliver, Meredith Vigh, Michael Mann, Philip Kavvadias, Piu DasGupta, Polly Owen, Priscilla Mante, Skylaar Amann, Sophia Payne, Sue Cunningham, Tess James-Mackey.

As usual, we also wanted to list our readers favourites (not all of these made the Longlist!) and not all readers had a favourite.

Afterdeath
Amelia Skyhart
Castle Brangwine, Seaside Skulduggery
Danny in the Dragon’s Den
Eddie Harp and the Knife of Akaara, The Music Weaver’s Call
Fireflies
Hope Floats like a Feather
Hope Floats Like a Feather
Maisy May and the Debatable Lands
Mila No Shell
On Little Long Lake
Shakespeare’s Brew, If We Tell You
Sharks Don’t Wear Glasses
Stinky Cyril
Story Trees
The Gingerbread House: Stale Sale
The Magic in Ming’s Hands
The Sea Lord’s Curse
Walking On Tiptoes
Wild Creatures

Round 2 entries – VERY CLOSE to the Longlists

These are entries who made it past the initial readers but just missed out on the longlist as the last reader said no. We want to offer encouragement to all of you as the readers said they were gutted to say no to these entries!

Novels

A Drop of SunPedro Is Missing!
AbracaCHOO!Railers
Bending LightRat, Jack, and the Impossible Job
Bertie Best’s Best BootsREEF
Bugsy Popper and the Lost Pets of LillingtonRoam
BURN BRIGHTRocky, River and the Wish-Dragon
CARRIGAN CARTER AND THE MAP OF MYSTERYScar, the Lake and the Pearls
Castle BrangwineSeaside Skulduggery
Charlie “Do” LittleSECRETS OF THE MONSOON FOREST
CURSE OF THE POSSUM O’HAIRSheep Number Four
Danny in the Dragon’s DenSpeed Chasers
Dream DialSquirrel in an Airport
Eagle SisterStar Child
Eddie Harp and the Knife of AkaaraStargran
Eddie King’s Hot PotatoSun, Sand, Space and Me
Eric Egghead: Quizkid Vs. WhizzkidThe 3B Detective Agency
Escape From NowhereThe Assassin & The Queen
EvolandiaThe Cheeky Recipes of Victoria McSpunj
Fizzy AliceThe Dinosaur Thieves
Fox and Mouse and the Worlds InbetweenThe Dreamcatcher’s Apprentice
From their Home in the SkyThe Eco-Warrior and the Princess
Hate the StasThe Headhunters of No1 Morphus Place
HEIRS OF TERROR & TUNDRATHE HOUSE WITH TH RED BRICK HEART
HERE’S THE THING ABOUT RUBY STONEThe Lighthouse at the Top of the World
Hob and Redcap Investigate The Terror PiesThe Pan Affair
Holly Nightingale, Outside of TimeTHE POTENTIALS
HungerThe Shadow Book
ISLAND of PAPER HEARTSTHE STARDUST OF LYRA GALACTIC
Ivy Nightingale InvestigatesThe Tarot Deal
Life’s A Pooch (The Case of the Missing Diamond Collar)The Trouble with Tayo
Maya Plays the PartThere’s a Dragon in my Shed
MI9 and the Loch Ness MonsterTommy Tootington And The World Trumping Championships
Murder in VelvetUNDERDOG
My Family and Other EdwardiansUniversal Trouble
NoodleBoy and the Sticky GrenadeVanishing Point
Owlbird in the CloudsWild Creatures

Picture Books

A Guide to Ghosting with GraceMy Brother Is a Dinosaur!
All Our VoicesMy Tiny Galaxy
At Night the Library is NOT Quiet!On Little Long Lake
BAKERY BATTLES: BAGEL VS DONUTOne small Breath
BarkerOut There
Belly ButtonPhillipa’s Figs
Ben Wants to SwimPunkerella
Big DorisRACCOONS AREN’T PETS!
Big PinkROOHI AND HER ROCKING RABAB
Billy Bagel’s Baking BattleSchool of Hengineering: How to Build a House
Billy’s Big BrothersSHARKS DON’T WEAR GLASSES!
BOGGY!Sir Snotalot of Whatalot
Breaking News!Smidge the Tiny Ghost
Captain Sid Does NOT Need a WeeSpace Bites
Christmas Versus HalloweenStinky Cyril
Class Two Won’t Use The LooSunflower Street
Colin’s Maaarvellous FleeceTeddy’s Night-Time Treasure Hunt
Count Down From TenThe Book Day Star
Dad Does NOT Do DogsThe Boy, The Beast and The Broken Sun
Detective DThe Day the Bushfire Came
Dog and DuckThe Great Rayna Ratton
Finding Nan’s TreasuresThe Keepsake Cave
Fozzy & BlueThe Lollygazumper
Giant Panda’s Small SurpriseTHE LOVELY THOUGHTS
Grandad’s SmileThe Magic Goggles
Harvey and BeaThe mouth of the Dragon #diversevoices
Ho Ho PotatoThe Pied Piper of Grannies
Houdini Hamster’s Guide to EscapingThe Royal Flea
HUNGRY VILLAINSThe Song Collector
I Like 떡볶이!The Speedy Loris
I’m Not Him!The Wishful Tale Of Benjamin Crunch
Ice Cream Everywhere: Sweet Stories from Around the WorldThe Witch At The Window
It Wasn’t and Then It WasThe Word Thief
JUST LIKE YOUTitus Tries Skateboarding
Land of the Lost ThingsTOO GHOUL FOR SCHOOL
Mandy Is Still A BananaTumbledown Town
Mermaids Can’t Do MagicWhat If?
Mole MotelWhat KIND of Button?
Mr Marvel’s Amazing Animal HotelWhen I Can Talk
Mummy’s Lion

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