The Queen’s Knickers Award (inaugural year)
The shortlist for this new annual prize, founded by Nicholas Allan, author of The Queen’s Knickers (to be awarded for an outstanding children’s original illustrated book for ages 0-7) has just been announced.
The prize will recognise books that strike a quirky, new note and grab the attention of a child, whether this be in the form of curiosity, amusement, horror or excitement.
This year’s award is judged by Alexis Deacon, Emily Gravett and Korky Paul.
- Umbrella written and illustrated by Elena Arevalo Melville
- Mr Tiger, Betsy and the Sea Dragon written by Sally Gardner, illustrated by Nick Maland
- How to Light Your Dragon written by Didier Lévy, illustrated by Fred Benaglia
- One Fox written and illustrated by Kate Read
- Child of St Kilda written and illustrated by Beth Waters