SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Our Brag Book

2015

 

WINNINGS

UKLA Book Award
Oliver and the Seawigs by Sarah McIntyre (with Philip Reeve)
Us Minus Mum by Heather Butler (Highly Commended)

The Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards
Stonely's Pet Dinosaur by Naomi Burman-Shine (Silver Medal) 

Magazine Merit Honours Award
The Last Typewriter by Nick Cross

 

 

SHORTLISTINGS

The People's Book Prize
Stonely's Pet Dinosaur by Naomi Burman-Shine 

Calderdale Book Award
Shine by Candy Gourlay 

Waterstones Children's Book Award
Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens
Girl With a White Dog by Anne Booth
A Boy Called Hope by Lara Williamson
 

Branford Boase Award
The Year of the Rat by Clare Furniss
Trouble by Non Pratt
The Dark Inside by Piers Torday

Carnegie Medal
The Year of the Rat by Clare Furniss

YA Book Prize
A Song for Ella Grey by David Almond

 

NOMINATIONS

Guardian Children's Book Prize
A Song for Ella Grey by David Almond 

Branford Boase Award
The Year of the Rat by Clare Furniss
Trouble by Non Pratt
The Dark Inside by Piers Torday
The Executioner's Daughter by Jane Hardstaff

 

SIGNINGS

Motor Goose by Rebecca Colby, sold by agent Kathleen Rushall of Marsal Lyon Literacy Agency, will be published by Feiwell and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan. Illustrated by Jef Kaminsky, it comes out in 2017

David Fennell has signed with DHH Literary Agency

Alex English has signed with Joanna Devereux Literary Agency

More of Me by Kathryn Evans, sold by agent Sophie Hicks of Sophie Hicks Agency. Will be published by Usborne in Febraury 2016

 

PUBLISHINGS

My Friend Twigs by Cliff McNish
Sally Kindberg's Draw It! Animals by Sally Kindberg
Crow Moon by Anna McKerrow
Tiz & Ott's Big Draw by Bridget Marzo

 

INDIE PUBLISHINGS

 

RECOGNITION

Kirkus Starred Review
Tiz & Ott's Big Draw by Bridget Marzo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014

 

WINNINGS

ALA Schneider Family Book Award
Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein 

Josette Frank Book Award
Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

Falkirk Red Book Award
Slated by Teri Terry

Undiscovered Voices  Illustrators (Winners)
Julia Walther
Sarah Palmer
Dave Gray
Olivia Palmer
James Brown

Undiscovered Voices Authors (Winners)
Phoenix by Katrina Charman
The Voyage of the Onion by Claire Fayers
Traitor Girl by Rachel Rivett
A Good Hiding by Shirley-Anne McMillan
Fire Girl by Matt Ralphs
Southend Loaded by Susan Sandercock
Atticus Trump and the Astro Fart by Bronwen Roscoe
Vickery Barnet Recurring by Sarah Dalkin
The Wing Giver by Emma Higham
This Grimm Life by Christian Colussi
Shadow Inclusions by Imogen White
The Stone Cutter by Tioka Tokedira

Undiscovered Voices Illustrators (Honorary Mentions)
Heather Chapman
Maika G. Montava
Elizabet Vukovic

Undiscovered Voices Authors (Honorary Mentions)
Melanie's Blade by Farina Ackerman
The Coming of Samuel's Shadow by Emma Bayley
To Catch a Caddis Fly by Kathryn Leigh Berry
Snow Egg by Rachel Davison
Tracked by Rose Margaret Denz
Ghosts Underfoot by Allison Friebertshauser
The First Person Present by Mary Hopper
The Perigree Moonlings by Catherine Jacob
Man Up Manfred Cat! by George Kirk
The Twain by Catherine Miller
Out There by Karen Moore
Bright Smoke by Gita Ralleigh
My Pocket Aliens by Joanne Romand
Redsea by David Thomas
The Adventures of Alex Blixem by Jane Baird Warren

 

SHORTLISTINGS

Costa Book Award
Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

Waterstones Children's Book Prize
The Crocodile Who Didn't Like Water by Gemma Merino
The Last Wild by Piers Torday
Skull in the Wood by Sandra Greaves

Blue Peter Awards (Best Story)
Oliver and the Seawigs by Sarah McIntyre (with Philip Reeve)

Briliant Book Award (Nottinghamshire)
Waiting for Gonzo by Dave Cousins

Bookfest Book Award (Shrewsbury)
Skull in the Wood by Sandra Greaves
The Last Wild by Piers Torday
Secrets, Lies and Locker 62 by Lil Chase 

Sefton Super Reads
The Last Wild by Piers Torday

Education Resources Award
One Day in Oradour by Helen Watts

The Amazing Book Awards 
The Drowning by Rachel Ward
At Yellow Lake by Jane McLoughlin

 

LONGLISTINGS / NOMINATIONS

The Times / Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition
Sally Poyton, Journey to the Bone Factory

The Red House Children's Book Award Pick of the Year
Secrets, Lies and Locker 62 by Lil Chase

The Amazing Book Awards 
Waiting for Gonzo by Dave Cousins
The Drowning by Rachel Ward
At Yellow Lake by Jane McLoughlin

Guardian Children's Book Prize

Shine by Candy Gourlay

SIGNINGS

Loretta Schauer. Two book deal with Little Tiger (Jan). Two book deal with Little Tiger (May)

Abbie Todd. Her YA novel Unspeakable has been acquired by Little, Brown Book Group for publication by its Atom imprint next Spring.

Louise Kelly. Signed with Lindsey Fraser of Fraser Ross Associates.

Bridget Strevens-Marzo. Tiz and Ott's Big Draw (story and illustrations) with Tate Publishing. Also out with Abrams US in 2015.

Rikin Parekh. Signed with agent Ed Burns at Advocate Art.

 

PUBLISHINGS

January
The Executioner's Daughtery by Jane Hardstaff
The Ice Diamond – Rescue Princesses Series by Paula Harrison
Princes of Dirt – Stew Magazine – by Nick Cross

 

February
Little Red Riding Hood (Mary Alperin) illustrated by Loretta Schauer 
Banished: The Blackhart Legacy by Liz de Jager
Dead Silent by Sharon Jones

March
Cosmic Colin's Stinky Space Race by Tim Collins
Cosmic Colin's Sneezy Alien Attack by Tim Collins
Shattered by Teri Terry
There Was a Wee Lassie Who Swallowed a Midgie by Rebecca Colby
A Boy Called Hope by Lara Williamson
The Silver Flame by Margaret Bateson-Hill
The Rainbow Opal – Rescue Princess Series by Paula Harrison
The Door Keeper – Stew Magazine – by Nick Cross

April
The Good Little Bad Little Pig (Margaret Wise-Brown) illustrated by Loretta Schauer

May
Cloud Riders by Nick Cook
Dorkius Maximus in Pompeii by Tim Collins
The Golden Shell – Rescue Princesses Series by Paula Harrison
Minty by Christina Banach

June
Leave This All Behind (Crimelines anthology) by Marie Basting

 

INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHINGS

Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein. As Rose onder vuur by Van Goor (Netherlands).
Shattered by Teri Terry. United States (May). 
Fractured by Teri Terry. United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Germany, Indonesia.
Slated by Teri Terry. United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Germany, Denmark, Indonesia, Turkey
Bronson's Space Adventure by Rita Borg. Malta
A Boy Called Hope by Lara Williamson. Italy (De Agostini)
The Drowning by Rachel Ward. USA, Netherlands (Verdronken)
Infinity by Rachel Ward. Hungary
Bridget's Book of English by Bridget Strevens-Marzo. France (Bayard)
Rescue Princesses by Paula Harrison. USA, Italy, Israel.

 

INDIE PUBLISHINGS

Monacello: Anything But Perfect by Geraldine McCaughrean. After her publisher decided not to publish the third book of her Monacello trilogy, Geraldine has made it available for free on her website  

Stonely's Pet Dinosaur by Naomi Burman-Shine. Rowanvale Books Ltd.

 

RECOGNITION

Tim Collins. Dorkius Maximus was chosen for Booktrust Read for My School 

Candy Gourlay. Tall Story was listed for the 50 Best Diverse Children's Books.

Paula Harrison. Her Rescue Princesses series will be promoted as part of the Pizza Hut Book Club from March to June, with The Rainbow Opal featured in their kids activity books and a money-off deal with WH Smiths.

Geraldine McCaughrean. Kent County Council Libraries is headlining  The Positively Last Performance for the Margate Town Read. Oxford University Press has donated 500 copies to be given away free at libraries.
 

 

2013

 

WINNINGS

Crystal Kite Award for Europe
15 Days Without a Head by Dave Cousins

UKLA Book Award (12-16 Category)
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Branford Boase Award
Highly Commended: The World Between Us by Lydia Syson

Michael L Printz Award
Honor Book: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Boston Globe / Horn Book Awards
Honor Book: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Golden Kite Award
Honor Book: Code Name Verity by Elizasbeth Wein

Frances Lincoln Diverse Voices Award
Highly Commended: Samosa Girl by Swapna Haddow

Comic Con India Best Children's Writer
The Magic of Hobson-Jobson by Soyna Owley

Amazing Book Awards
Gold: Slated by Teri Terry
Bronze: The Repossession by Sam Hawksmoor

Winchester Writer's Conference Writing for Children 4-7
Highly Commended: Liz Miller

The Wirral Paperback of the Year Award
The Repossession by Sam Hawksmoor

Leeds Book Award
Slated by Teri Terry

The Andersen Prize for Best Book for Readers Over 15 Years (Italy)
Quindici Giorni Senza Testa (15 Days Without a Head) by Dave Cousins

The Red House Book Award
Spooky Spooky House by Andrew Weale

Oxford Book Awards
Butterfly Summer by Anne-Marie Conway

Angus Book Award
Slated by Teri Terry

Bishop Luffa Book Award
Slated by Teri Terry

Edgar Award (Best YA Mystery/Thriller)
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Catalyst Book Award (Lanarkshire)
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Portsmouth Book Award (Longer Novels Category)
Slated by Teri Terry

Rotherham Book Award
Slated by Teri Terry

Rib Valley Book Award
Slated by Teri Terry

North East Book Award
Slated by Teri Terry

Stockport Mad About Books (Key Stage 4)
Someone Else's Life by Katie Dale

Oldham Brilliant Books Award (Key Stage 4)
Someone Else's Life by Katie Dale

 

SHORTLISTINGS

CILIP Carnegie Award Shortlist for 2013
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

US National Book Award Shortlist for 2013
Picture Me Gone by Meg Rosoff

Branford Boase Shortlist
The World Between Us by Lydia Syson
A Hen in the Wardrobe by Wendy Meddour

Waterstones Children's Book Prize Shortlist
The Secret Henhouse Theatre by Helen Peters

Guardian Children's Fiction Prize Shortlsit
The Boy Who Swam With Piranhas by David Almond

Red House Children's Book Award Shortlist for 2013
Operation Eiffel Tower by Elen Caldecott

British School of Paris Award Shortlist
Slated by Teri Terry

The Sheffield Children's Book Award Shortlist
A Quiet Day in the Jungle by Andrew Weale

Crystal Kite Award for Europe Shortlist
Fifteen Days without a Head by Dave Cousins
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Slated by Teri Terry
The Kite Princess by Juliet Clare Bell
The Secret Hen House Theatre by Helen Peters

Coventry Inspiration Award Shortlist (Raring 2 Read Category)
The Last Wild by Piers Torday
The Great Ice Cream Heist by Elen Caldecott
A Hen in the Wardrobe by Wendy Meddour

We Read Shortlist
A World Between Us by Lydia Syson
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Falkirk Red Book Award Shortlist
Slated by Teri Terry

Lancashire Book of the Year Shortlist
Fifteen Days Without a Head by Dave Cousins
Slated by Teri Terry

Solihull Children's Book Award Shortlist
The Secret Hen House Theatre by Helen Peters

Grampian Children's Book Award Shortlist
Fifteen Days Without a Head by Dave Cousins

James Reckitt Hull Children's Book Award Shortlist
Fifteen Days Without a Head by Dave Cousins
Ethan's Voice by Rachel Carter

Llaneli Schools Best Read of the Year Shortlist
Fifteen Days Without a Head by Dave Cousins

Redbridge Teen Book Award Shortlist
Fifteen Days Without a Head by Dave Cousins

The Tower Hamlets Book Award Shortlist
Ash Mistry and the Savage Fortress by Sarwat Chadda

The North East Book Award Shortlist
The Secret Hen House Theatre by Helen Peters

The People's Book Prize Finalist
Tabitha Posy is Ever so Nosy by Julie Fulton

Scottish Children's Book Award

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
 

NOMINATIONS AND LONGLISTINGS

CILIP Carnegie Nominations for 2014
Mouse Bird Snake Wolf by David Almond
The Boy Who Swam With Piranhas by David Almond
Waiting for Gonzo by Dave Cousins
A Dream of Lights by Kerry Drewery
The Positively Last Performance by Geraldine McCaughrean

Siege by Sarah Mussi
A World Between Us by Lydia Syson
The Last Wild by Piers Torday

One Day in Oradour by Helen Watts
Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
The Extincts by Veronica Cossanteli

Kate Greenaway Nominations for 2014
We're Going to Build a Dam by Gillian McClure
The Crocodile Who Didn't Like Water by Gemma Merino

UKLA Awards Longlist for 2014 (3-6 Category)
We're Going to Build a Dam by Gillian McClure

UKLA Awards Longlist for 2014 (7-11 Category)
The Boy Who Swam With Piranhas by David Almond
The Mystery of Wickworth Manor by Elen Caldecott
Wendy Quill is a Crocodile's Bottom by Wendy Meddour
The Last Wild by Piers Torday

UKLA Awards Longlist for 2014 (12-16+ Category)
Waiting for Gonzo by Dave Cousins
The Positively Last Performance by Geraldine McCaughrean
Siege by Sarah Mussi
A World Between Us by Lydia Syson

Leserpreis 2013 Beste Bucher (Germany)
Munkel Trogg – Der kleinste Riese der Welt und der fliegende Esel by Janet Foxley
Die Grosse Wildnis by Piers Torday
Monster Mia und Das Grosse Flachten by AB Saddledome Wick (Tim Collins)

CILIP Carnegie Medal Nominations for 2013
The True Story of the Monster Billy Dean by David Almond
Fifteen Days Without a Head by Dave Cousins
At Yellow Lake by Jane McLoughlin

Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2013 Longlist
The World Between Us by Lydia Syson

Times Chickenhouse Children's Fiction Prize Longlist
Through Mortal Eyes by Sally Poyton
The Selkies of Scoresby Nab by K.M. Lockwood (Philippa Francis)
The Sleeping Beauty House by Nicki Thornton

Cornerstones Wow Factor Competition Longlist
Pest Maiden by Louise Kelly

The Pan Macmillan Write Now Prize Longlist 
The Marionette by Martin Stewart

Wirral Paperback of the Year
Slated by Teri Terry

Rib Valley Book Award
Fifteen Days Without a Head by Dave Cousins
Slated by Teri Terry

Oxfordshire Book Award
Ethan's Voice by Rachel Carter

 

SIGNINGS

Paul Morton. Signed to illustrate two novelty picture books – Race to the Little Red Barn and See You At the Water Hole – for Cheeky Monkey Publishing

Marnie Riches. Signed with Caspian Dennis at Abner Stein.

Jo Franklin. Two book deal with German publisher Coppenrath for her debut Help! I'm an Alien!

Liz de Jager. Signed with Tor UK, Pan Macmillan for The Blackheart Legacy Trilogy – with the first Banished, out in February 2014.

Sarah McIntyre. Two book deal with Scholastic UK. 

Anne-Marie Perks. Two book deal with Books Beyond Words.

Teri Terry. Two Book Deal with Orchard Books for Game of the Few.

Mel Rogerson. Signed with Tom Witcomb of the Blake Friedmann Literary Agency.

Mark Jones. Signed with Alice Williams of David Higham Associates.

Lara Williamson. Usborne contract for middle grade novel A Boy Called Hope.

Jackie Buckle. Signed with Curious Fox to publish YA Half My Facebook Friends Are Ferrets.

Alex English. The Yak that Said Yuck will be published by Maverick in 2014.

Ruth Fitzgerald. A four book deal with Little Brown Young Readers for middle grade novel Emily Sparkes and the Friendship Fiasco

Jane Heinrichs. Signed by Advocate Art Agency.

Sam Zuppardi. Signed by Candlewick to illustrate David Elliot's Nobody's Perfect for 2015

Rebecca Colby. Sold picture book There Was a Wee Lassie Who Swallowed a Midgie to Floris Books Kelpies. Signed with Kathleen Rushall of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency. Sold pb It's Raining Bats and Frogs to Fewel & Friends (Macmillan US)

John Shelley. Sold Japanese rights to Komine Shoten for his illustrating US picture book The Stone Giant – Michaelangelo's David and How He Came to Besigned to illustrate Crinkle Crinkle Crack by Marion Dane Bauer for Holday House; signed to illustrate Yozora o Miage yo by Yoko Nakamura for Fukuinkan Shoten; Will's Words for Charlesburg USA.

Claire Furniss. Her YA debut The Year of the Rat will be published by Simon and Schuster in the UK. She was signed by Catherine Clarke of Felicity Bryant Associates just four weeks before the two book deal.

Christina Banach. Signed by Yasmin Standen of the Standen Literary Agency. Signed a publishing deal with Three Hares Publishing for Minty, out in 2014.

Olivia Levez. Signed by Clare Wallace of Darley Anderson.

Natasha Ellis. Signed by Zoe King of the Blair Partnership.

Bridget Strevens-Marzo. Signed to do a flap book called Bridget's Book of English for Bayard France.

Nick Cook. Three book deal with Three Hares for Cloud Riders.

 

PUBLISHINGS

November
The Nowhere Box by Sam Zuppardi

October
Mariella Mystery Investigates The Huge Hair Scare by Kate Pankhurst
Faerie Tribes: The Wildwood Arrow by Paula Harrison
The Middle of Nowhere by Geraldine McCaughrean

September
Picture Me Gone by Meg Rosoff
Shine by Candy Gourlay
The Skull in the Wood by Sandra Greaves
Miss Dorothy-Jane Was Ever So Vain by Julie Fulton
Rescue Princesses: The Silver Locket by Paula Harrison
Oliver and the Seawigs by Sarah McIntyre (illus) and Philip Reeve
That Burning Summer by Lydia Syson
Skulk by Rosie Best
Siege by Sarah Mussi
Keep Out by Peter Utton (illus) and Sally Grindley

August
Little White Lies by Katie Dale

July
Veiled Dreams by Gill James
The Summer Explorers by Cath Howe
Curious Cases by Cath Howe
Time Hunters Series – Gladiator Clash by Marnie Riches (Chris Blake)
Time Hunters Series – Knight Quest by Marnie Riches (Chris Blake)
Time Hunters Series – Viking Raiders by Marnie Riches (Chris Blake)
Time Hunters Series – Greek Warriors by Marnie Riches (Chris Blake)

Rescue Princesses: The Shimmering Stone by Paula Harrison
Ash Mistry and the World of Darkness by Sarwat Chadda
Dead Jealous by Sharon Jones

June
Blood Tracks by Paula Rawsthorne
Chasing the Dark by Sam Hepburn (Samira Osman)
Oliver Fibbs and the Giant Boy-Munching Bugs by Steve Hartley
Animals in Danger (Rescue Princesses Bind Up) by Paula Harrison
Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
Beauty and the Beast, illustrated by Loretta Schauer

May
Faerie Tribes The Crystal Mirror by Paula Harrison
The Extincts by Veronica Cossanteli
Wendy Quill is a Crocodile's Bottom by Wendy Meddour
Forbidden Friends by Anne-Marie Conway
Rescue Princesses: The Lost Gold by Paula Harrison
Chantress by Amy Butler Greenfield
Superkid by Sarah McIntyre (illus) and Claire Freedman
Mouse Bird Snake Wolf by David Almond
Half Lives by Sara Grant
One Day in Oradour by Helen Watts
The Diary of Dorkius Maximus by Tim Collins
Dorkius Maxiums in Egypt by Tim Collins
The Wimpy Vampire Strikes Back by Tim Collins

April
Mariella Mystery Investigates The Ghostly Guinea Pig by Kate Pankhurst
Mariella Mystery Investigates A Cupcake Conundrum by Kate Pankhurst
Fractured by Teri Terry

March
The House in the Forest by Janet Foxley
Oxford Literature Companion To Kill a Mockingbird by Carmel Waldron
Oxford Literature Companion Of Mice and Men by Carmel Waldron
Rescue Princesses: The Magic Rings by Paula Harrison
The Witching Hour: Magic Trix 1 by Sara Grant
The Last Wild by Piers Torday
We're Going to Build a Dam by Gillian McClure
Bear's Best Friend by Lucy Coats, Illustrated by Sarah Dyer

February
Ash Mistry and the City of Death by Sarwat Chadda
A Dream of Lights by Kerry Drewery
Tabitha Posy Was Ever so Nosy by Julie Fulton

January
Oliver Fibbs: Attack of the Alien Brain by Steve Hartley
Rescue Princesses: The Snow Jewel by Paula Harrison
The Tell-Tale Start (Misadventures of Edgar and Allan Poe) illustrated by Sam Zuppardi

 

INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHINGS

The Magic of Hobson Jobson by Soyna Owley. Penguin India.

Rescue Princesses Series by Paula Harrison. United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand. Coming soon in Israel and Italy.

Muncle Trogg by Janet Foxley. Italy and Japan.

Muncle Trogg and the Flying Donkey by Janet Foxley. Germany, Taiwan, Brazil and South Korea.

Balu's Basket by Chitra Soundar. Five Bi-lingual Editions with Tulika Books.

The Kite Princess by Juliet Clare Bell. South Korea.

A Boy Called Hope by Lara Williamson. Italy.

 

INDY PUBLISHINGS

March
No Buts, Becky by Jose Patterson
Her Sister's Voice by Lesley Cheetham

February
Her Other Voice by Lesley Cheetham

 

RECOGNITION

David Almond. Won the Eleanor Farjeon Award recognizing outstanding contribution to the world of children's books.

Mo O'Hara. My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish  made it to the New York Times Children's Best Seller List in December 2013. It was also chosen Amazon's Best Book of 2013 for Ages 6-8.

Lydia Syson. That Burning Summer was an Independent Book of the Year for 2013.

Pippa Roberts. Her real science playwriting and children's novels project for Hull University has been nominated for the Guardian Award for Excellence for Widening Participation.

Meg Rosoff. How I Live Now has been made into a film starring Saoirse Ronan.

Elizabeth Wein. Code Name Verity featured in the New York Times Young Adult Best Seller List.

Sarah McIntyre. Judged the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and the British Comics Awards. Oliver and the Seawigs was an Independent Book of the Year for 2013.

Candy Gourlay. Judged the Sing Tel Asian Picture Book Award. Her teen novel Shine selected for 50 Best Winter Books by The Independent,  Books We Like by Booktrust, Brilliant Books by National Geographic Kids Magazine.

Denyse Kirkby. Appointed Patron of Reading for Beacon View Primary Academy.

Teri Terry. Completed her MA in Creative Writing – Terror and the Teen: Slated and Young Adult Dystopian Fiction.

Rikin Parekh. One of the artists who illustrated paper watches for Templar Publishing's Paper Watch Auction for Breast Cancer Care.

 

 


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