Red House Children’s Book Award 2013

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 [censored] has to say about [censored]

Blogs included in the tour:

FCBG Blog Twitter | Blog | Facebook | 2013 Shortlist

The Book Sniffer Twitter | Blog | Facebook | Louise Yates

5minutespeace Twitter | Blog | Sam Usher

Book Reviews for Mums Twitter | Blog | Facebook | Lee Wildish

Read it Daddy! Twitter | Blog | Facebook | Andrew Weale

Babbleabout Twitter | Blog | Facebook | Ed Eaves

Child-Led Chaos Twitter | Blog | Facebook | Caryl Hart

Library Mice Twitter | Blog | Facebook | David Walliams

Playing by the Book Twitter | Blog | Elen Caldecott

The Little Wooden Horse Twitter | Blog | Facebook | Jonathan Meres

Girls Heart Books Twitter | Blog | Facebook | Suzanne La Fleur

Mr Ripley’s Enchanted Books Twitter | Blog | Sophie McKenzie

Red House Blog Twitter | Blog | Facebook |

5 responses to “Red House Children’s Book Award 2013

  1. Oooh I am envious! Looking forward to reading your blogs on this. I also have been wanting to read A Monster Calls for a while – I take it you recommend it?

    • Very much recommend A Monster Calls. It is amazing. Oh, and get the illustrated version if you do invest in a copy, the book is an item of beauty as well as a great read 🙂 Thank-you xx

  2. What a great post – thanks for this, and looking forward to being part of the team with you for the tour 🙂
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