Three books showcasing the “best of Scottish children’s writing” have been shortlisted for this year’s Kelpies Prize.
The prize, organised by publisher Floris Books, is in its 10th year and is for unpublished writers of books that are set in Scotland and aimed at children aged 8-11.
This year three titles are shortlisted:
- The Superpower Project by Paul J Bristow, a comic adventure set in Glasgow’s Clydeside
- The Mixed-Up Summer of Lily McLean by Lindsay Littleson, a story about Lily and how mixed-up family life can be
- My Fake Brother by Joan Pratt, about a girl called Kamryn and her new foster brother.
Eleanor Collins, senior editor at Floris Books, praised the “accomplished children’s debuts”, adding: “We were thrilled to receive so many outstanding entries this year.”
The winner will be announced at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on 14th August and will receive a £2,000 book prize and a book deal with Floris Books’ Kelpies imprint.