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Win 7 books shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award

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Win the books shortlisted for the 2021 Branford Boase Award!

Established in 2000, the Branford Boase is awarded annually to the author of the outstanding debut novel for children. Uniquely, it also honours the editor of the winning title and highlights the importance of the editor in nurturing new talent.

One lucky winner will receive all seven books shortlisted for the Branford Boase this year! The seven books are:

When Life Gives You Mangoes by Kereen Getten, edited by Sarah Odedina, published by Pushkin Children’s Books

Witch by Finbar Hawkins, edited by Fiona Kennedy, published by Zephyr

And the Stars Were Burning Brightly by Danielle Jawando, edited by Jane Griffiths, published by Simon and Schuster

A Kind of Spark by Elle McNicoll, edited by Eishar Brar, published by Knights Of

Run, Rebel by Manjeet Mann, edited by Carmen McCullough, published by Penguin

Orphans of the Tide by Struan Murray, edited by Ben Horslen, illustrated by Manuel Sumberac, published by Puffin

The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates by Jenny Pearson, edited by Rebecca Hill and Becky Walker, illustrated by Rob Biddulph, published by Usborne

You can find out more about all the books and their authors and editors on the Branford Boase Award website here. To win a set of the seven shortlisted books, email [email protected] with your name and address. Include World Book Day Branford Boase Award Competition in the title of your email.

The closing date is Friday 4th June 2021.

Good luck!

World Book Day is a charity funded by publishers and booksellers in the UK and Ireland.