The Little Rebels Children’s Book Award, now in its 8th year, is a prize for radical fiction aimed at children aged 0-12. The award is given by the Alliance of Radical Booksellers and was established in conjunction with Letterbox Library. The award is now administered by Letterbox Library and Housmans Bookshop.
This year’s winner is The Boy Who Loved Everyone by Jane Porter ill. Maisie Paradise Shearring.
The award ceremony was held virtually on Zoom at 7pm yesterday, 22 October 2020.
The winner was chosen (by Darren Chetty, Shaun Dellenty, Emily Drabble, Patrice Lawrence and Jim MacSweeney) from a shortlist of seven:
SOFIA VALDEZ, FUTURE PREZ by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts (Abrams & Chronicle)
SNEAKY BEAK by Tracey Corderoy, illustrated by Tony Neal (Little Tiger)
THE BOY WHO LOVED EVERYONE by Jane Porter, illustrated by Maisie Paradise Shearring (Walker)
THE LITTLE ISLAND by Smriti Prasadam-Halls, illustrated by Robert Starling
KING LEONARD’S TEDDY by Phoebe Swan (Child’s Play)
NOW OR NEVER – A DUNKIRK STORY by Bali Rai (Scholastic)
THE CLOSEST THING TO FLYING by Gill Lewis (OUP)
Previous years’ winners and shortlists can be found here:
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