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The Branford Boase Award was set up to reward the most promising new writers and their editors, as well as to reward excellence in writing and in publishing. The Award is made annually to the most promising book for seven year-olds and upwards by a first time novelist. The long listed books for 2019 are below. The short list will be published on the 1st of May, 2019. The winner will be announced on 3rd July at a ceremony in London.

Title

Author

Editor

Publisher


TheHouseWithChickenLegs

SophieAndersonhighres

HillRebeccaUsbornePublishing1BeckyWalker1

Usborne

The House with Chicken Legs

Sophie Anderson

Rebecca Hill & Becky Walker

Usborne


BoyUnderwater

AdamBaron

NickLake1

Harpercollins2

Boy Underwater

Adam Baron

Nick Lake & Sarah Hughes

HarperCollins


TheTraintoImpossiblePlaces

PGBellauthorphotocopyrightTiffanyMumford2018

HillRebeccaUsbornePublishing3BeckyWalker4

             Usborne2

The Train to Impossible Places

P G Bell

Rebecca Hill & Becky Walker

Usborne


RosieLovesJack

MelDarbonhighrescopyrightHarryCrowder

SarahStewart

             Usborne3

Rosie Loves Jack

Mel Darbon

Sarah Stewart

Usborne


Fandom

AnnaDaypreferredsmallerbyPhilipHunton

KesiaLupophoto1

             chickenHouse1

The Fandom

Anna Day

Kesia Lupo

Chicken House


DuffyMEMAMMEDADME

MalcolmDuffycreditJamesWFortune

FionaKennedy1

Zephir1

Me Mam. Me Dad. Me

Malcolm Duffy

Fiona Kennedy

Head of Zeus:
Zephyr


TwisterCover

JulietteForresthighres

LaurenFortune1

Scholastic1

Twister

Juliette Forrest

Lauren Fortune

Scholastic


Flight

VanessaHarbour

JanetThomas

Flight

Vanessa Harbour

Janet Thomas

Firefly Press


BrightstormCover

VashtHardyAuthorpic

 LinasAlsenas1

Scholastic3

Brightstorm

Vashti Hardy

Linas Alsenas
 

Scholastic


GooseRoadjacket

rowenahouse2

maraheadshot64

Walker1

The Goose Road

Rowena House

Mara Bergman

Walker Books


PagesCo

AnnaJames

maraheadshot1SarahHughesPhoto

Harpercollins1

Pages & Co: Tilly and the Bookwanderers

Anna James

Rachel Denwood (left) &
Sarah Hughes

HarperCollins Children’s Books


JosefkowiczMYSTERYOFTHECOLOURTHIEFPB

EwaJozefkowiczcreditRutaZukaite

FionaKennedy2

Zephir2

The Mystery of the Colour Thief

Ewa Jozefkowicz

Fiona Kennedy

Head of Zeus:
Zephyr


IAmThunder

MKhanAuthorPhotocSarahBlackie

LucyPearse1

MCBLogoCMYKUSETHISONE

I Am Thunder

Muhammad Khan

Lucy Pearse

Macmillan


Orphanmonsterspy

MattKilleen

SarahStewart1KendraPhoto

Usborne4

Orphan Monster Spy

Matt Killeen

Sarah Stewart (left) and
Kendra Levin

Usborne


BoyattheBackoftheClass

OnjaliQRaufCreditroofulcom

LENAMcCauley

Hatchette

The Boy at the Back of the Class

Onjali Q Rauf

Lena McCauley

Hachette Orion


OnaScaleofOnetoTen

CeylanScott

RachelLeyshon1

chickenHouse2

On a Scale of 1 to 10

Ceylan Scott

Rachel Leyshon

Chicken House


OutwalkerPBCoverRGB

FionaShawforDFB

BellaPearson1AnthonyHinton1

Davidfickling1

Outwalkers

Fiona Shaw

Bella Pearson and Anthony Hinton

David Fickling Books


SunflowersinFebruary

PhyllidaShrimptonAuthorPhotoUSE

EmmaMatthewson1

HotKey1

Sunflowers in February

Phyllida Shrimpton

Emma Mathewson

Hot Key Books


RunRiotCVR2

NikeshShuklaAuthorPhoto

EmmaGoldhawkbw

Hatchette1

Run, Riotl

Nikesh Shukla

Emma Goldhawk

Hachette Hodder


WilliamsonFoxGirlWhiteGazelleFinal

VictoriaWilliamson1

SkinnerJennie1SallyPolsonpicBW2

floris1

The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle

Victoria Williamson

Jennie Skinner (left) and Sally Polson

Floris



Picture Credits:

Mel Darbon - Harry Crowder
Rebecca Hill - Dan Gulliver
Fiona Kennedy - Jay Rowden Photography
Malcolm Duffy - James W. Fortune
Muhammad Khan- Sarah Blackie
Anna Day - Philip Hunton

Onjali Q Rauf - rooful.com

Lena McCauley - Jay Rowden Photography

Emma Goldhawk - Jay Rowden Photography

P G Bell - Tiffany Mumford

Sophie Anderson - Nick Anderson

Vashiti Hardy - Darren Hardy

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