A 'Little Rebels' book list

Posted on Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Little Rebels Children's Book Award has shared its submissions' list for this year's award. Their children's fiction prize (0-12 years) recognises children's fiction which promotes social justice or social equality, challenges stereotypes or is informed by anti-discriminatory concerns.

All submitted titles, which are listed below, fit with the award criteria and have been published in 2016 by an author or illustrator primarily resident in the UK. The shortlist will be announced in April, and the award ceremony will take place at the London Radical Bookfair, this year at Goldsmith's University on Saturday June 24th. The Little Rebels award is backed by the Alliance of Radical Booksellers. Full list of submissions: Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beatty (author), David Roberts (illustrator) (Abrams & Chronicle) The Bolds by Julian Clary (Andersen Press) Troll Stinks by Jeanne Willis (author), Tony Ross (illustrator) (Andersen Press) Lucinda Belinda Melinda McCool by Jeanne Willis (author), Tony Ross (illustrator) (Andersen Press) Tufty The Little Lost Duck Who Found Love by Michael Foreman (Andersen Press) Grey Island Red Boat by Ian Beck (Barrington Stoke) The Girl with No Nose by Georgia Byng (Barrington Stoke) The White Fox by Jackie Morris (Barrington Stoke) The Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig (Canongate) Feelings by Libby Walden (author), Richard Jones (illustrator) (Caterpillar Books) Black Powder by Ally Sherrick (Chicken House) Lifers by M.A.Griffin (Chicken House) The Secret of Nightingale Wood by Lucy Strange (Chicken House) The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Milwood Hargrave (Chicken House) Yokki and the Parno Gry by Richard O'eill (author), Katharine Quarmby (author), Marieke Nelissen (illustrator) (Child's Play) Ossiri and the Bala Mengro by Richard O'Neill (author), Katharine Quarmby (author), Hannah Tolson (illustrator) (Child's Play) That's NOT How You Do It by Ariane Hofmann-Maniyar (Child's Play) Baking with Dad by Aurora Cacciapuoti (Child's Play) May Day Mouse Seb Braun (Child's Play) Clive and His Hats Jessica Spanyol (Child's Play) Clive and His Bags Jessica Spanyol (Child's Play) Clive and His Art Jessica Spanyol (Child's Play) Clive and His Babies Jessica Spanyol (Child's Play) Squishy McFluff The Invisible Cat Pip Jones (author), Ella Okstaf (illustrator) (Faber and Faber) Perijee & Me Ross Montgomery (Faber and Faber) The Goblin Princess Jenny O'Connor, illustrated by Kate Willis-Crowley (Faber and Faber) Podkin One-Ear Kieran Larwood, illustrated by David Wyatt (Faber and Faber) The Bean Machine Adam Bestwick (Fourth Wall) The Boy Who Unplugged the Sea Paul Brown (author), Chris Capstick (illustrator) (Fourth Wall) Three Little Superpigs Claire Evans (Fourth Wall) Claude the Magnificent Chris Capstick (author), Monika Filipina (illustrator) (Fourth Wall) The Mood Hoover Paul Brown (author), Rowena Blyth (illustrator) (Fourth Wall) Nicholas and the Wild Ones Niki Daly (Frances Lincoln) George Pearce and His Huge Massive Ears Felix Massie (Frances Lincoln) Perfect by Nicola Davies (Graffeg) M In The Middle Vicky Martin and Students of Limpsfield Grange School by Jessica Kingsley The Bumble Bear by Nadia Shireen (Jonathan Cape) The Tigon and the Liger Keilly Swift (author), Cosei Kawa (illustrator) (Lantana) The Messy Book by Maudie Powell-Tuck (author), Richard Smythe (illustrator) (Little Tiger Press) Bee by Patricia Hegarty (author), Britta Teckentrup (illustrator) (Little Tiger Press) The Detective Dog by Julia Donaldson (author), Sara Ogilvie (illustrator) (Macmillan Children's Books) The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight by Elli Woollard (author), Benji Davies (illustrator) (Macmillan Children's Books) Little Monkey by Marta Altes (Macmillan Children's Books) Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Frank Cottrell Boyce (Macmillan Children's Books) A Seven Letter Word by Kim Slater (Macmillan Children's Books) The House on Hummingbird Island by Sam Angus (Macmillan Children's Books) Tidy by Emily Gravett (Macmillan / Two Hoots) Little Red by Bethan Woolvin (Macmillan / Two Hoots) Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea Morag Hood (Macmillan / Two Hoots) The Snowflake Mistake by Lou Treleaven (author), Maddie Frost (illustrator) (Maverick Books) Hilda and the Stone Forest Luke Pearson (NoBrow / Flying Eye) Sweet Pizza by G.R.Gemin (Nosy Crow) The Many Worlds of Albie Bright by Christopher Edge (Nosy Crow) Little Bits of Sky by S.E. Durrant (Nosy Crow) The War Next Door by Phil Earle (Orion) Peter in Peril by Helen Bate (Otter-Barry Books) I Will Not Wear Pink by Joyce Dunbar / Polly Dunbar (Otter-Barry Books) Dreamer: Saving our Wild World by Brian Moses (author), Bee Willey (illustrator) (Otter-Barry) The Wolf Who Cried Boy by James O'Neill (author), Russell Ayto (illustrator) (Penguin) Izzy the Invisible by Louise Gray (Piccadilly Press) A Library of Lemons by Jo Cotterill (Piccadilly Press) Fairtytale Hairdresser and Beauty & the Beast by Abie Longstaff (author), Lauren Beard (illustrator) (Picture Corgi) This Is Not A Bedtime Story by Will Mabbitt (author), Fred Blunt (illustrator) (Puffin) Superchimp by Giles Paley-Phillips (QED Publishing) We Are Giants by Amber Lee Dodd (Quercus) Owl Bat Bat Owl by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick (Walker) The Tree by Neal Layton (Walker) A Jar of Pickles and a Pinch of Justice by Chitra Soundar (Walker) Fenn Halflin and the Fearzero by Francesca Armour-Chelu (Walker) Willy and the Cloud by Anthony Browne (Walker) Isaac and his Amazing Asperger Superpowers! by Melanie Walsh (Walker) Leafy the Pet Leaf by Philip Ardagh (author), Elissa Elwick (illustrator) (Walker)