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Buy the children's books shortlisted for 2019's British Book Awards and enjoy huge savings off RRP at Book People.

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British Book Awards: Children's Shortlist

Buy the children's books shortlisted for 2019's British Book Awards and enjoy huge savings off RRP at Book People.

  • The House with Chicken Legs

    Sophie Anderson

    Product Code: HWE2
    Paperback 10 years +
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    Marinka dreams of a normal life, but her house has chicken legs and moves on without warning. For Marinka's grandmother is Baba Yaga, who guides spirits between this world and the next. Marinka longs to change her destiny and sets out to break free from her grandmother's footsteps, but her house has other ideas...
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  • The Skylarks' War

    Hilary McKay

    Product Code: BWTHU
    Paperback 11 years +
    Hilary McKay's The Skylarks' War is a beautiful story following the loves and losses of a family growing up against the harsh backdrop of World War One. It is the winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2018.

    Clarry and her older brother Peter live for their summers in Cornwall, staying with their grandparents and running free with their charismatic cousin, Rupert. But normal life resumes each September - boarding school for Peter and Rupert, and a boring life for Clarry at home with her absent father, as the shadow of a terrible war looms closer.

    When Rupert goes off to fight at the front, Clarry feels their skylark summers are finally slipping away from them. Can their family survive this fearful war?
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  • Children of Blood and Bone

    Tomi Adeyemi

    Product Code: BMJNA
    Paperback 13 years +
    The most anticipated fantasy of the year, soon to be a major motion pictureThey killed my mother.They took our magic.They tried to bury us. NOW WE RISE. Zelie remembers when the soil of Orisha hummed with magic. When different clans ruled - Burners igniting flames, Tiders beckoning waves, and Zelie's Reaper mother summoning forth souls.But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, anyone with powers was targeted and killed, leaving Zelie without a mother and her people without hope. Only a few people remain with the power to use magic, and they must remain hidden. Zelie is one such person. Now she has a chance to bring back magic to her people and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zelie must learn to harness her powers and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good. Danger lurks in Orisha, where strange creatures prowl, and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zelie herself as she struggles to come to terms with the strength of her magic - and her growing feelings for an enemy.
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