UKLA Children's Book Award Shortlist
The United Kingdom Literacy Association has announced the shortlist for its 2008 Children's Book Award. Two awards - one for a picture book and one for fiction - will be made.
The award is given to honour writers whose use of language has a powerful impact on the reader. It is unique amongst children book awards in that the shortlist is decided by teachers. This year 66 books were submitted by publishers, and teachers from Liverpool and Croydon read and shared books, before voting to produce the shortlist.
The two prize winners of this year's award will be announced on July 12th at UKLA's 44th International conference, to be held at Liverpool Hope University, July 11th-13th.
Picture Book Shortlist
The Cow that Laid an Egg - Andy Cutbill & Russell Ayto
The Way Back Home - Oliver Jeffers
A Long Way Home - Elizabeth Baguley & Jane Chapman
Eliza and the Moonchild - Emma Chichester Clark
Stuck in the Mud - Jane Clarke & Garry Parsons
Penguin - Polly Dunbar
Here Lies Arthur - Philip Reeve.
Give me Shelter - Ed.Tony Bradman
Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror - Chris Priestley
Anna Hibiscus - Atinuke
My Dad's a Birdman - David Almond
Tamburlaine's Elephants - Geraldine McCaughrean
The Bower Bird - Ann Kelly
The Story Spinner told by Phil McDermott