Read The Dark Wild

Piers Torday, author of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize shortlisted novel The Last Wild, has won The Guardian Children's Prize for Fiction 2014 with his new book, The Dark Wild. Read the prologue here. Read more
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How to win the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize…

This year we celebrate 10 years of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. Looking back at all the fabulous books that have walked away with a shiny trophy and – let’s not be shy here – a lovely fat cheque, we got to wondering just what goes into writing a book worthy of the prize. To that end we asked our nine winning authors, from 2005’s Stuart Hill to 2013’s Annabel Pitcher, a series of questions cunningly devised to reveal the hidden truths about writing brilliant books for children. We put the results into the computer, added lots of bright paint and hey presto! The world’s first literary prize Infographic! We hope you enjoy it!  Read more

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Sita Brahmachari on The Arrival

With our Children's Book Prize winners announcement coming this evening, former winner Sita Brahmachari tells us how that recognition spurred her on as a writer, and about her most recent project adapting a graphic novel for the stage... Read more

Waterstones Children’s Book Prize shortlists announced

CBP logoWe're pleased to announce the shortlists for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2013. Now in its ninth year, and covering three categories of children's writing the prize was created to reward and champion new and emerging talent in children's writing. Bookseller Florentyna Martin takes a closer look at the books that made the cut... Read more