The shortlist of books for the first annual YA Book Prize was announced. The YA Book Prize is a new children’s book award celebrating the best of this year’s British and Irish young adult literature. The winner of the YA Book Prize will be revealed at a special ceremony held at Foyles, Charing Cross on March 19th.
The full shortlist is as follows:
- Goose by Dawn O’Porter (Hot Key Books)
- Salvage by Keren David (Atom/Little,Brown)
- Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill (Quercus)
- The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick (Orion)
- Trouble by Non Pratt (Walker)
- Lobsters by Lucy Ivison and Tom Ellen (Chicken House)
- Finding a Voice by Kim Hood (O’Brien Press)
- Say Her Name by James Dawson (Hot Key Books)
- A Song for Ella Grey by David Almond (Hodder Children’s Books)
- Half Bad by Sally Green (Penguin)
For more on the YA Book Prize, visit The Bookseller’s website.