Bloomsbury hat-trick in Scottish Children's Book shortlist

<p>Bloomsbury have a trio of titles shortlisted for the Royal Mail Awards for Scottish Children&#39;s Book.<br /><br />Titles by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, Catherine MacPhail and Gillian Philip have all been nominated for the children&#39;s book awards. Both HarperCollins and Macmillan have received two nominations for the prizes which cover three categories; Bookbug Readers (0-7 years), Younger Readers (8-11 years) and Older Readers (12-16 years).<br /><br />The winners will be decided by votes from children and will be announced at an award ceremony at Tramway in Glasgow on 22nd February next year.<br /><br />Jasmine Fassl, acting children&rsquo;s programme manager at Scottish Book Trust said: &quot;The panel had a really tough time choosing from all the excellent books published in Scotland and has come up with a varied and brilliant shortlist in three categories. I am sure children all over Scotland will enjoy reading the shortlisted books.&quot;<br /><br />The full shortlists:<br /><br />Bookbug Readers (0-7 years)<br /> <br /><em>What the Ladybird Heard</em> by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks (Macmillan)<br /><em>Love form Louisa</em> by Simon Puttock and Joe Kiddie (HarperCollins)<br /><em>Stormy Weather</em> by Debi Gliori (Bloomsbury)<br /> <br />Younger Readers (8-11 years)<br /> <br /><em>The Dragon Whisperer</em> by Lucinda Hare (Random House)<br /><em>The Secret of the Black Moon Moth</em> by John Fardell (Faber)<br /><em>Invisible Fiends - Mr Mumbles</em> by Barry Hutchison (HarperCollins)<br /> <br />Older Readers (12-16 years)<br /> <br /><em>Grass</em> by Catherine MacPhail (Bloomsbury) <br /><em>Crossing the Line</em> by Gillian Philip (Bloomsbury)<br /><em>The Witching Hour </em>by Elizabeth Laird (MacMillan)<br /><br /> </p>