A BOY CALLED HOPE shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize

Lara Williamson

We are thrilled to announce that  LARA WILLIAMSON’S incredible debut has been shortlisted for the prestigious Waterstones Children’s Book Prize!

The Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, now in its eleventh year, will be celebrated on the 26th of March at a ceremony at Waterstones’ flagship Piccadilly store.

The prize champions new and emerging talent in children’s writing and is unique in that it is solely voted for by booksellers.

 The purpose of the prize is ‘to uncover hidden talent in children’s writing’ and it’s only open to authors who have published no more than three books.

Click on the image below to find out more about the award and the 2015 nominees.

waterstones a boy called hope 2015

Past winners include Kathryn Rundell (Rooftoppers), Annabel Pitcher (Ketchup Clouds) and Jonny Duddle (The Pirates Next Door)

A big congratulations to Lara for her resounding success with this wonderful title!

“Lovely, heartwarming, funny read. I laughed out loud, and I may have shed a tear or two.”
Michelle Harrison

“This book totally blew me away. I love it. It’s the best new voice I have read in ages.”
Cathy Cassidy