HCG dominates educational prize shortlist

HCG dominates educational prize shortlist

Hachette Children’s Group (HCG) imprints dominate the shortlist for this year’s Educational Writers’ Award, accounting for four out of the five books on the list.

Two of the shortlisted books are published by Wayland (Loos Save Lives: How Sanitation and Clean Water Help Prevent Poverty, Disease and Death by Seren Boyd, and From Prejudice to Pride: A History of the LGBTQ+ Movement by Amy Lamé) and two are published by Franklin Watts (The Story of Paintings: A History of Art for Children by Mick Manning and Brita Granström, and Far From Home: Refugees and Migrants Fleeing War, Persecution and Poverty by Cath Senker).

The fifth title on the shortlist is How to Think Like a Coder… Without Even Trying! by Jim Christian and Paul Boston (Batsford).

The Educational Writers’ Award is run by the Society of Authors (SoA) and the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) and is for educational writing for readers aged 11-18.

The winner title will be chosen by a judging panel comprising history teacher Philip Arkinstall, author Elspeth Graham and Océane Toffoli, school librarian and vice-chair of CILIP YLG London, and will be announced at an event at the House of Commons on 4th December. The winning author(s) will receive a cheque for £2,000.