A big thank you to everyone who entered the Writing Magazine Picture Book Prize! We received and read hundreds and hundreds of entries and have had lots of difficult decisions to make along the way.
So it is with great excitement that I’m able to reveal the shortlist for the inaugural Picture Book Prize. Congratulations to the following authors for their stories:
Stephen Burgess – A Pirating Kind of Day
Carry de la Harpe – Skully and the Runaway Leg
Jo Dearden – Cuddle Trouble
Coralie Evans – Oh No I’ve Made My Sister Moo
Alison Folwell – Hungry, Hungry Horace
Natalie Ford – Rowan on the Planet of Lost Socks
Debbie Jones – Poo Alert
Sophie Kirtley – Moles…According to Mike
Tom Lancaster – What’s That?
Fiona Lloyd – Grace and the Band
Ellie Lock – The Quest
Victoria Mackinlay – The Crab Who Cried Wave!
Kelly Quance – Posie Pumpernickle and the Picnic Tree
Jonathan Saint – The Firefly and the Moon
Sim Smailes – The Magic Underpants
Karen Swann – Girls Can’t Play Football
Zoe Thomas – Bubble
The top three entries will be announced on Monday 4th December on www.amysparkes.co.uk, with links posted on social media.