Walliams and Caldecott on Red House shortlist

Walliams and Caldecott on Red House shortlist

Authors including David Walliams, Elen Caldecott and Sophie McKenzie have made the shortlist for the Red House Children's Book Award 2013, announced today.

The national award is voted for by children themselves, with the final winner to be revealed on 23rd February 2013 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall at the Southbank Centre in London. Voting closes on 27th January 2013. The overall winner receives an engraved silver acorn, and is the custodian of the Red House Children's Book Award Silver Tree for a year. Each of the category winners receive a silver bookmark, and each shortlisted author and illustrator will receive a portfolio of writing and artwork created by children inspired by their book.

The full shortlist:

Books for Younger Children
Welcome to Alien School by Caryl Hart and Ed Eaves (Simon and Schuster)
Can You See Sassoon? by Sam Usher (Little Tiger Press)
Spooky Spooky House by Andrew Weale and Lee Wildish (Picture Corgi)
Dog Loves Drawing by Louise Yates (Jonathan Cape)
 
Books for Younger Readers
Operation Eiffel Tower by Elen Caldecott (Bloomsbury)
The World of Norm: May Contain Nuts by Jonathan Meres and Donough O’Mally (Orchard)
Gangsta Granny by David Walliams and Tony Ross (Harper Collins)
 
Books for Older Readers
Eight Keys by Suzanne La Fleur (Puffin)
The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore (Razor Bill/Penguin)
The Medusa Project: Hit Squad by Sophie McKenzie (Simon and Schuster)