Writing Magazine children's book prizes longlists


04 February 2022
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See the top titles in the running for the WM Picture and Chapter Book Prizes

The long-awaited longlisted titles for PBP and CBP are:

Picture Book Prize

  • A day a Chomper came to tea
  • Astrochicken
  • This Book is Dangerous
  • Caterpillar Conga
  • Chester Chomp and the Chocolate Championships
  • Die Fly
  • Do Not Nod Off
  • The Elephant in the Room (RT)
  • Fairytale Hair
  • Fish Can’t Climb Trees
  • Grumblesnout the Dragon
  • Henry Needs a Holiday
  • Houdini Hamster’s Guide to Escaping
  • A Lovely Fluffy Bunny Kind of Story
  • Moon Brother
  • My Candy Floss Lobster
  • Not Just a Carrot
  • Rosy Robin
  • Sloth Sleeps On
  • Tom’s Bad Day

These titles have now gone forward for shortlisting.


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Chapter Book Prize

  • Captain Christmas
  • Charlie Do Little
  • DesertFarts
  • Digital Twins
  • The Fantastic Food Fight
  • Izzy Blizzard
  • Kitchen Magic
  • Maggie and the Magic Gumball Machine
  • Milly Grubbs’ Hand Goes Missing
  • The Seed Squad
  • Seraphina Wisp
  • Speed Chasers
  • The Tales of Fanne Baile
  • Thomas and the Missing Ruby
  • The Very Worried Fairy
  • Vladimir the Vampires Cat
  • Young Robin
  • Zombie World Cup

The authors of these titles will now send a further two chapters to be considered for shortlisting.