Today, the shortlist nominations for the UK's Waterstone's Children's Book Prize 2010 were announced. There are some fantastic books on the list, and all are fiction titles written for 7 - 13 year olds.
Here's the shortlist:
1. Flyaway by Lucy Christopher (Chicken House)
2. The Great Hamster Massacre by Katie Davies (Simon & Schuster)
3. The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester (Macmillan)
4. Seven Sorcerers by Caro King (Quercus)
5. Love, Aubrey by Suzanne LaFleur (Puffin)
6. The Toymaker by Jeremy de Quidt (David Fickling Books)
7. Desperate Measures by Laura Summers (Piccadilly Press)
8. Superhuman: Meteorite Strike by A.G Taylor (Usborne)
9. The Crowfield Curse by Pat Walsh (Chicken House)
The winner will be announced on February 10th, at an evening reception held at Waterstone's Piccadilly in London. The winning author will also get a cash prize, as well as increased sales.
I'd just like to say a HUGE congratulations to Lucy Christopher for being shortlisted, as she's amazing and Flyaway is a brilliant book. I'm also really excited that Love, Aubrey has been recognised, because I love that book too!
Good luck to all the shortlisted authors!