We're celebrating 15 years of the Waterstones Children's book prize, check out this years contenders!
It’s our enormous pleasure to share with you our Waterstones Children’s Book Prize shortlists for 2019. Coming as our award celebrates its 15th anniversary, this year’s selections – as always chosen by our booksellers - mark our continuing commitment to supporting and discovering the finest new talent in children’s publishing today.
Over its 15 year history the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize has helped to shape the landscape of contemporary children’s literature, championing rising stars including Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Katherine Rundell and Jonny Duddle. After last year saw Angie Thomas’s internationally acclaimed modern classic The Hate U Give storm to victory, all eyes will be on the contenders for this year’s crown. We’ll be unveiling the category winners and our ultimate overall winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2019 on Thursday 21 March and you can follow all the latest news on our social media channels. We wish all our nominees the very best of luck!