Guardian Children's Fiction Prize Longlist

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Guardian Longlist

Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce (Macmillan)

Murkmere by Patricia Elliott (Hodder)

Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo (Collins)

No Shame, No Fear by Anne Turnbull (Walker)

Last Train from Kummersdorf by Leslie Wilson (Faber)

Last Train from Kummersdorf by Leslie Wilson (Faber)

Kissing the Rain by Kevin Brooks (Chicken House)

How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff (Puffin)

Useful Idiots by Jan Mark (David Fickling)

From Julia Eccleshare's introduction to the longlist:

The submissions for the Guardian Children's Fiction prize reflect an enthusiasm for writing them. At a time when attitudes to childhood are confused, as innocence gives way to experience and we raise a generation of over-examined and over-protected shoppers, this confidence is critical. Success is unpredictable; there are no limits to what is possible in a children's book. In both the story and how it's told, anything and everything is up for experiment.

This year's judges are: Mark Haddon, who won the award last year with The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time; Ad?le Geras, whose latest novel for young adults is Other Echoes; and Marcus Sedgwick, whose most recent novel is The Book of Dead Days. The panel is chaired by Julia Eccleshare.

The shortlist for this year's prize will be published in September and the winner will be announced on October 9.

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