I am utterly delighted to be part of the Red House Children’s Book Award blog tour, which commences when the short-list is announced on Monday 29th October. I’m looking forward to seeing all the books on the short-list myself.
I’ve been a fan of Red House Books for quite some time, and already spend far too many of my spare pennies with them. The Red House Children’s Book Award is a wonderful concept – books voted for by children themselves. The shortlisted books will be available to buy as sets in the three categories (Younger Children, Younger Readers and Older Readers) once the shortlist is announced.
For the 2012 award, I was in the Hugless Douglas camp on behalf of my daughters, but every book short-listed is of exceptional quality. The overall winner of 2012 was A Monster Calls, a book which brought me to tears so deep was its emotional impact. Too good for children? Of course not! Children deserve the best, and they’re too often sidelined with the “it’s only for kids” line.
I’ll be reading every post on the tour with interest – I’ve received my guest post and can’t wait to share it! But we’re all sworn to secrecy until the shortlist is announced on Monday and you’ll have to wait a week from now to read what
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Blogs included in the tour: