The shortlists for the Children’s Book Award have been announced today, and we’re absolutely thrilled that My Headteacher is a Vampire Rat, written by Pamela Butchart and illustrated by Thomas Flintham, has been recognised in the Books for Younger Readers category!
The award (formerly known as the Red House children’s book award) was founded in 1980 by the FCBG to celebrate the books that children themselves love reading, and is the only national prize for children’s books that is voted for entirely by children themselves. And this is Pamela and Thomas’s second shortlisting for the prize: last year they were shortlisted for The Spy Who Loved School Dinners.
Here’s a look inside My Headteacher is a Vampire Rat:
You can find out more about the award, and all of the shortlists, here – the winners will be announced in May next year.
Good luck, Pamela and Thomas – and congratulations!