Eight titles have been selected from nearly 200 submissions from around the world.
The shortlist showcases outstanding books for children age 6-12 picked for their literary merit as well as commercial potential. All shortlisted titles have been partially translated (available to read by viewing the titles below) and World English Language Rights are available to buy. A marketing bursary of £1500 is available from BookTrust to support the UK publication of each of the shortlisted titles.
Three Honour Titles – books that are highly recommended for English translation and publication – will be revealed on 11th April at London Book Fair with Children’s Laureate Lauren Child and former Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell.