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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 2018 are below. The short list will be published on the 2nd of May, 2018.

Title

Author

Editor

Publisher


BadoeAJIGSAWOFFIREANDSTARSillusLeoNickolls

YabaBadoephoto

FionaKennedy

Zephir

A Jigsaw
of Fire and Stars

Yaba Badoe

Fiona Kennedy

Head of Zeus:
Zephyr


TheOneMemoryofFloraBanksbookjacket

EmilyBarrProfileCrop

RuthKnowles

Penquin

The One Memory of Flora Banks

Emily Barr

Ruth Knowles

Penguin


HRRGBTroublemakers

CatherineBarterCreditGeorgieLord

ChloeSackur CharlieSheppard4

             Andersen3

Troublemakers

Catherine Barter

Chloe Sackur (L) and Charlie Sheppard

Andersen Press


Ink

AliceBroadway

GenevieveHerr

             Scholastic2

Ink

Alice Broadway

Genevieve Herr

Scholastic


TheStarmanandMeCoverImage

SharonCohenLumierePhotography50

Sarahgraycale

             Quercus1

The Starman and Me

Sharon Cohen

Sarah Lambert

Quercus


NoFilter

OrlaghCollins

HannahLinkedin1

Bloomsbury1

No Filter

Orlagh Collins

Hannah Sandford

Bloomsbury


notesonmyfamilyaw7JUNE3

EmilyCritchley

MikkaHaugaard

EverythingwithWords

Notes on My Family

Emily Critchley

Mikka Haugaard

Everything With Words


FishBoypaperback

ChloeDaykin

LeahThaxton

Faber1

Fish Boy

Chloe Daykin

Leah Thaxton

Faber


KnighthoodforBeginners

ElysDolan

ClareWhitston ElvMoody

Oxford

Knighthood for Beginners

Elys Dolan

Clare Whitston (L) and
Elv Moody

Oxford


WhoLettheGodsOut

MazEvansPREFERREDsmaller

RachelLeyshon

chickenHouse3

Who Let the Gods Out?

Maz Evans

Rachel Leyshon

Chicken House


NoahCantEven

SimonJamesGreen

LinasAlsenas

Scholastic1

Noah Can't Even

Simon James Green

Linas Alsenas

Scholastic


Countless

KarenGregory

HannahLinkedin

Bloomsbury2

Countless

Karen Gregory

Hannah Sandford

Bloomsbury


Kick

MitchJohnsonKickPhoto

HillRebeccaUsbornePublishing BeckyWalker2

Usborne

Kick

Mitch Johnson

Rebecca Hill (L) and
Becky Walker

Usborne


ElephantThief

JaneKerrphotobyDavidPenny

RachelLeyshon1

chickenHouse

The Elephant Thief

Jane Kerr

Rachel Leyshon

Chicken House


PottersBoy

TonyMitton3

AnthonyHinton

Davidfickling

Potter's Boy

Tony Mitton

Anthony Hinton

David Fickling Books


TheTasteofBlueLightCoverImage

LydiaRuffles

Polly2grayscale

Hodder

The Taste of Blue Light

Lydia Ruffles

Polly Lyall-Grant

Hodder Children’s Books


TheGoldfishBoy

LisaThompson

LaurenFortune

Scholastic

The Goldfish Boy

Lisa Thompson

Lauren Fortune

Scholastic


TheCityofSecretRivers

JacobSagerWeinstein

GillEvansPhoto

Walker3

The City of Secret Rivers

Jacob Sager Weinstein

Gill Evans

Walker Books


AGirlCalledOwl

AmyWilsonAuthorImage

LucyPearse

Macmillan

A Girl Called Owl

Amy Wilson

Lucy Pearse

Macmillan


TerminalOptimist

YoungJohn

LoisWilsonMcFarland SallyPolsonpicBW

floris

Farewell Tour of a Terminal Optimist

John Young

Lois Wilson-McFarland (L)
and Sally Polson

Floris



Picture Credits:

Sharon Cohen - Alix Marina-Chouhan (Lumière photography)
Catherine Barter - Photo by Georgie Lord
Jane Kerr - Photo by David Penny
Tony Mitton - Photo by Keith Heppell
Rebecca Hill - Photo by Dan Gulliver
Chloe Daykin- Photo by Peter Brooks
Polly Lyall-Grant - Jay Rowden Photography
Fiona Kennedy - Jay Rowden Photography
Sarah Lambert - Jay Rowden Photography

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