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2024 Children's Picture Book Award - The Longlist

By - 10 January 2024 - 10:55am

The Longlisted books for Derby Children's Picture Book Award 2024

We're thrilled to share the longlist for Derby Book Festival’s Children’s Picture Book Award 2024.

Massive congratulations to all the authors and illustrators who have made the longlist and thank you to all the publishers who submitted this year – we had a phenomenal 50 entries!

Huge congratulations to:

‘Have You Seen Dinosaur’ by David Barrow @geckopress

‘The Dress in the Window’ by Robert Tregoning and Pippa Curnick @oxfordchildrens

‘Thunder Boots’ by Naomi Jones and Rebecca Ashdown @oxfordchildrens

‘You’re so Amazing’ James and Lucy Catchpole and Karen George @faberbooks @faberchildrens

‘Ingenious Edie Master Inventor of Tiny Town’ by Patrick Corrigan @flyingeyebooks

‘The Thunk’ by Michelle Robinson and Deborah Allwright @bloomsburychildrens @bloomsburypublishing

‘I want a dog’ by Jon Agee @scallywagpress

‘Whose Dog Is This?’ by Andrew Sanders and Aysha Awwad @macmillankidsuk

‘My Baba’s Garden’ by Jordan Scott and Sydney Scott @walkerbooksuk

‘The Thing at 52’ by Ross Montgomery and Richard Johnson @flcbooks @franceslincolnpub

‘Someone Just Like You’ by Helen Docherty and David Roberts @simonandschuster

Shortlisting will take place on Saturday 20th January, when a team of teachers who have been involved with the Book Award previously, will whittle the list down to three. The three shortlisted books will then go into classrooms around Derby, where the children will study them and eventually vote to decide their favourite! We can't wait to find out which one of these fantastic books they choose!

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