The shortlists have been announced for both the Hounslow Junior Book Awards and the Ealing Junior Book Awards, and we’re very pleased that Rose Campion and the Stolen Secret, by Lyn Gardner, and The Many Worlds of Albie Bright, by Christopher Edge, have been recognised!
The Many Worlds of Albie Bright has been shortlisted for the Hounslow Junior Book Award, a prize given annually by Hounslow School Library Service, with the winning book voted for by year 5 and 6 pupils across the borough.
Frank Cottrell Boyce called The Many Worlds of Albie Bright “A book with a big brain, big laughs and a big, big heart.” The Times, naming the book a Children’s Book of the Week, wrote: “Christopher Edge has written a clever story infused with science that wears its intelligence humorously, introduces complex ideas with the lightest of touches … Give the man his own element on the periodic table of children’s authors.”
Here’s a look inside the book:
And Rose Campion and the Stolen Secret has been shortlisted for both the Hounslow Junior Book Award AND the Ealing Junior Book Award!
Set in the glitzy world of the Victorian music hall, this all-singing, all-dancing series is absolutely PERFECT for fans of Robin Stevens’ Murder Most Unladylike or Katherine Woodfine’s Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow – it has more twists and turns than a snake charmer’s act.
As a baby, Rose was left by her mother at the door of Campion’s Palace of Variety and Wonders. It’s her home, and she loves it, but she never stops wondering who she really is. When murder threats to destroy the music hall, Rose will need all her performance skills to crack the crime and delve into a murky past of blackmail, subterfuge and abduction… Here’s a look inside Rose Campion and the Stolen Secret:
Congratulations, Lyn and Christopher!