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Red House Children's Book Award shortlists announced

1st November 2011

The shortlists for the 2012 Red House Children's Book Award, which is the only literary prize voted for entirely by children, have been unveiled.

Once again, the awards are split into three categories - Younger Children, Younger Readers and Older Readers - with ten titles shortlisted in all.

Nominations in the Younger Children category comprise Rollo and Ruff and the Little Fluffy Bird by Mick Inkpen, David Melling's Don't Worry Douglas!, Peely Wally by Kali Stileman and Chris Wormell's Scruffy Bear and the Six White Mice.

Eva Ibbotson is shortlisted in the Younger Readers category for her book One Dog and His Boy, alongside Liz Pichon's The Brilliant World of Tom Gates and Sky Hawk by Gill Lewis.

The nominees in the Older Readers category include Grace by Morris Gleitzman, Annabel Pitcher's My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece and A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, which was finished by the author after the original writer, Siobhan Dowd, died before her ideas could be fully fleshed out into a book.

Each of the shortlisted titles was nominated by children around the UK, who will now be responsible for voting for their favourite titles in each category before the poll closes on January 20th.

The winner of the 2012 Red House Children's Book Award in each category will be announced shortly afterwards.

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