Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2006

The Guardian's children's fiction editor Julia Eccleshare has unveiled the longlist for this year's Children's Fiction Prize.

Clay by David Almond (Hodder) age 12+

Framed by Frank Cottrell Boyce (Macmillan) age 11+

Blown Away by Patrick Cave (Simon and Schuster) age 13+

A Swift Pure Cry by Siobhan Dowd (Doubleday) age 12+

Fly By Night by Frances Hardinge (Macmillan) age 11+

The Worst Witch Saves the Day by Jill Murphy (Penguin) age 8-11

A Darkling Plain by Philip Reeve (Scholastic) age 11+

The Survival Game by Tim Wynne-Jones (Usborne) age 10+

Founded in 1967, the prize has a tradition of finding new voices in children's fiction before the rest of the world is aware of them. Past winners include Philip Pullman, Jacqueline Wilson and Mark Haddon. This year's judges are Charlie Higson, Francesca Simon and last year's winner Kate Thompson.

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