The shortlist for the 2010 Waterstones Children's Bookprize has just been announced. The purpose of the prize is to discover emerging talent and is awarded to those authors who have written three books or less. It is an annual award from one of the largest high street book store chains in the UK.
The nominees include:
Flyaway by Lucy Christopher
The Crowfield Curse by Pat Walsh
The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester
Love, Aubrey by Suzanne LaFleur
Desperate Measures by Laura Summers
The Seven Sorcerers by Caro King
The Toymaker by Jeremy de Quidt
Superhumans: Meteorite Strike by A.G. Taylor
The Great Hamster Massacre by Katie Davies
Bart's Bookshelf is offering one of these books as his first contest of 2010. I, for one, would love to have a copy of either The Toymaker or The Seven Sorcerers. For more information on this fantastic giveaway and details on how to enter, click here.