Saturday, January 25, 2014

Branford Boase Award for the outstanding debut novel for children longlist

The 2014 Branford Boase longlist has 29 books in contention for the award for the outstanding debut novel for children

Tom Moorhouse, CJ Flood and Sheila Rance are among the Branford Boase longlisted authors for 2014
Tom Moorhouse, CJ Flood and Sheila Rance are among the Branford Boase longlisted authors for 2014 

The 29-book longlist for the 2014 Branford Boase Award has been announced.
The shortlist for the Award will be announced on May 1, 2014. The winner will be announced on Thursday 10th July at a ceremony in London.

The Branford Boase Award is given annually to the author of an outstanding debut novel for children. It also honours the editor of the winning title. 
 Among the judges this year are Bookstart founder Wendy Cooling, Tamara Macfarlane, author and owner of Tales on Moon Lane bookshop; Alec Williams, hugely experienced former librarian now a storyteller and consultant; and Dave Shelton, author of A Boy and A Bear in a Boat, winner of last year’s Branford Boase Award. The panel is chaired by Julia Eccleshare, children’s books editor of The Guardian.


Anthem for Jackson Dawes by Celia Bryce, edited by Emma Matthewson (Bloomsbury)
Frost Hollow Hall by Emma Carroll, edited by Rebecca Lee (Faber)
Winter Damage by Natasha Carthew, edited by Rebecca McNally (Bloomsbury)
The Bone Dragon by Alexia Casale, edited by Rebecca Lee (Faber)
Tiger Thief by Michaela Clarke, edited by Kirsty Stansfield (Nosy Crow)
Darcy Burdock by Laura Dockrill, edited by Lauren Buckland (Random House)
After Eden by Helen Douglas, edited by Ele Fountain (Bloomsbury)
Fearsome Dreamer by Laure Eve, edited by Emily Thomas (Hot Key)
Infinite Sky by CJ Flood, edited by Venetia Gosling (Simon and Schuster)
The Disappeared by CJ Harper, edited by Jane Griffiths (Simon and Schuster)
Wild Boy by Rob Lloyd Jones edited by Mara Bergman (Walker)
The Mysterious Adventures of Clemency Wrigglesworth by Julia Lee, edited by Liz Cross and Helen Bray (OUP)
Red Ink by Julie Mayhew, edited by Emily Thomas (Hot Key)
The Oathbreaker’s Shadow by Amy McCulloch, edited by Lauren Buckland (Random House)
Ferryman by Claire McFall, edited by Helen Boyle (Templar)
Alex the Dog and the Unopenable Door by Montgomery Ross, edited by Rebecca Lee & Susila Baybars (Faber)
The River Singers by Tom Moorhouse, edited by Liz Cross and Claire Westwood (OUP)
East of the Sun, West of the Moon by Jackie Morris, edited by Janetta Otter-Barry (Frances Lincoln Children’s Books)
Poison Boy by Fletcher Moss, edited by Imogen Cooper and Barry Cunningham (Chicken House)
The Hanged Man Rises by Sarah Naughton, edited by Venetia Gosling (Simon and Schuster)
Gabriel’s Clock by Hilton Pashley, edited by Charlie Sheppard/Eloise Wilson (Andersen Press)
Acid by Emma Pass, edited by Ruth Knowles and Jessica Clarke (Random House)
Sun Catcher by Sheila Rance, edited by Fiona Kennedy (Orion)
The Quietness by Alison Rattle, edited by Sarah Odedina (Hot Key)
Geek Girl by Holly Smale, edited by Lizzie Clifford (HarperCollins)
My Friend the Enemy by Dan Smith, edited by Rachel Leyshon (Chicken House)
The Last Wild by Piers Torday, edited by Sarah Lambert (Quercus)


2013 – Dave Shelton, A Boy and a Bear in a Boat
2012 – Annabel Pitcher, My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece
2011 – Jason Wallace, Out of Shadows
2010 – Lucy Christopher, Stolen
2009 – B. R. Collins, The Traitor Game
2008 – Jenny Downham, Before I Die
2007 – Siobhan Dowd, A Swift Pure Cry
2006 – Frances Hardinge, Fly By Night
2005 – Meg Rosoff, How I Live Now
2004 – Mal Peet, Keeper
2003 – Kevin Brooks, Martyn Pig
2002 – Sally Prue, Cold Tom
2001 – Marcus Sedgwick, Floodland
2000 – Katherine Roberts, Song Quest 

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