From an amazing 581 entries we managed to produce a long list of 46 brilliant books, and that was when the real work started.
We read, re-read, read out loud, read in bed, read inside, read in the park, read, read, read until we knew each story upside down and inside out. These ten stories stood out as contenders for the ultimate prize so will be carried through to the final round of judging.
Read on to find out who made the list, how the next stage will progress, and further still if you wish to see the other 36 titles which made up the long-list.
|Chris Bertenshaw||The Sword of Complete Awesomeness|
|Janet Bingham||The Dinosaur Birthday Picnic|
|Fi Clarkson||The Summer Elephant|
|Natalie Ford||Rowan on the Planet of Lost Socks|
|David Hearn||Molly's Lost Laugh|
|Kate Poels||Can You Peel a Banana With Your Toes?|
|Victoria Richards||The Forgotten Forest|
|Shauna Darling Robertson||What's in the Box?|
|Frances Tosdevin||The Dino-Reindeer|
|Frances Tosdevin||This is MY Book!|
Congratulations to all of our short-listed authors.