Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Shortlist 2015


Every year a team of library staff, teachers and educational practitioners get together and spend a fantastically indulgent 3 days delving into 100’s of the best children's books published during the previous year.

Everyone enjoys taking time out from the day job selecting the books with the criteria in mind of selecting books we all think will inspire and engage the children of Sheffield.

And every year… it snows! Our selection panel was smaller than in previous years and all had one eye on the window checking the weather but….we think we have found some real gems this year.

The full shortlist will be revealed as soon as we have confirmation from all the publishers but here are the books we can announce so far.

Baby Book Award Category

Alphaprints 123 - Priddy Books

Bob and Flow - Oxford University press

(4 more titles to follow)

Picture Books Category

Chicking Clicking - Jeanne Willis/Tony Ross - Andersen Press

This Book Just ate my Dog - Richard Byrne - Oxford University Press

(4 more to follow)

Shorter Novels Category

The Dragonsitters Island - Josh Lacey/Garry Parsons - Andersen Press

Buckle and Squash and the Monstrous Moat-Dragon - Sarah Courtauld - Macmillan

(1 to follow)

Longer Novels Category

My Brothers Shadow - Tom Avery/Kate Grove - Andersen Press

A Boy Called Hope - Lara Williamson - Usborne Books

(1 to follow)

Young Adult Category

Thirteen Charis - Dave Shelton - David Fickling

The Rain - Virginia Bergin - Macmillan

Cowgirl- G.R. Gemin - Nosy Crow

More than This - Patrick Ness - Walker Books

(2 to follow)