The book prize shortlists have been going mad lately. The Readings Children's Book Prize was established in 2014. It is for books written for children aged 5- 12. Readings is a Melbourne institution and was recently won the Bookstore of the Year Award at the London Book Fair.
The Bad Guys - Aaron Blabey
Samurai vs Ninja: The Battle for Golden Egg - Nick Falk and Tony Flowers
Run, Pip, Run - J.C. Jones (WINNER)
88 Lime Street - Denise Kirby
The Cat with the Coloured Tail - Gillian Mears and Dinalie Dabarera
Mister Cassowary - Samantha Wheeler
Synopses for all the books from Readings here.
The winner will be announced in June.
Update June 2016. Run, Pip Run was announced as the winner. Read the Judges Report here. And in yet another moment of pure synchronicity I am about to start reading one of the author J.C. Jones' favourite books, I am David.