Now in its 16th year, the BBA is the only children’s book prize to reward the talents of the editor as well as the writer. So we are doubly excited for Will Mabbitt and superstar editor Ben Horslen, who has been nominated for two books this year.
Here’s what BBA chair of judges had to say:
…this is an extremely exciting shortlist … it reflects current trends and features some wildly inventive books that play with language and ideas …They are all distinguished by the quality of the writing, the author’s ability to control plot and create character, and by an originality of approach.
The winner will be announced on July 7th 2016…
Published by Puffin Books, the third in the series, Mabel Jones and the Doomsday Book, will be published in October 2016!