Waterstones Children’s Book Prize

A Kind of Spark

A Kind of Spark

The Waterstones Children’s Book Prize hasn’t been going for long, since 2005, and I’ve been a longlist reader for several years now and it’s always great fun though hard work.

2022 – The Last Bear by Hannah Gold
2021 – A Kind of Spark by Elle McNicoll
2020 – Look Up! by Nathan Bryon
2019 – The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Raúf
2018 – The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
2017 – The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
2016 – My Brother is a Superhero by David Solomon
2015 – Blown Away by Rob Biddulph
2014 – Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell
2013 – Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher
2012 – The Pirates Next Door by Jonny Duddle
2011 – Artichoke Hearts by Sita Brahmachari
2010 – The Great Hamster Massacre by Katie Davies
2009 – 13 Treasures by Michelle Harrison
2008 – Ways to Live Forever by Sally Nicholls
2007 – Darkside by Tom Becker
2006 – The Diamond of Drury Lane by Julia Golding
2005 – The Cry of the Icemark by Stuart Hill


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