The long list for the 2019 Branford Boase Award has been announced and includes several titles of genre interest:
- The House with Chicken Legs, Sophie Anderson (Usborne)
- The Train to Impossible Places, P.G. Bell (Usborne)
- The Fandom, Anna Day (Chicken House)
- Twister, Juliette Forrest (Scholastic)
- Brightstorm, Vashti Hardy (Scholastic)
- Pages & Co: Tilly and the Bookwanderers, Anna James (HarperCollins Children’s)
- The Mystery of the Colour Thief, Ewa Jozefkowicz (Zephyr)
- Outwalkers, Fiona Shaw (David Fickling)
“The Award is made annually to the most promising book for seven year-olds and upwards by a first time novelist.” The short list will be announced May 1, 2019. Winners will be announced July 3, 2019.
For more information, including the complete long list, see the Branford Boase Award site.
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