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Meet the new Scottish Children’s Book Award shortlist!

Posted on 28/08/2014 in Awards Scottish Children's Book Awards

Not too long ago, we were super-excited to tell you all about Janis Mackay’s win at the Scottish Children’s Book Awards 2014. But hold the bus, readers! We’ve even more great SCBA news to share with you this morning…

Drumroll, please, because we can now tell you that we have not one, not two, but THREE Kelpies books shortlisted for the 2015 Awards! And for the first time ever, we have books nominated in 2 categories: Younger Readers (8-11 years) and Older Readers (12-16 years). Our two fantastic shortlisted books in the Younger Readers category are:

Pyrate’s Boy, a swashbuckling historical yarn by E. B. Colin

Attack of the Giant Robot Chickens, a cracking tale of fowl play by Alex McCall

And in the Older Readers category, a big well done to:

Dark Spell, a dark and spooky witchcraft adventure by Gill Arbuthnott

We are so proud of Bea, Alex and Gill, and they’re very excited to get out and about visiting schools all over Scotland. If you’d like to have them visit your class, why not ask your teacher if you can take part in this year’s Awards? Your teacher or school librarian can find out more on the Scottish Book Trust website.

Our three shortlisted authors!

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