Michael Morpurgo is among the authors on this year’s shortlist for the Children’s Book Award 2016. The prize, which is divided into three categories, is the only national award for children’s books that is voted for entirely by children.
“They have chosen a truly great shortlist,” said award coordinator Wendy Gilham.
Three-time winner Michael Morpurgo is shortlisted for Listen to the Moonin the Books for Older Readers category.
The award is run by the Federation of Children’s Books Groups. Past winners include JK Rowling, Patrick Ness, Andy Stanton, Malorie Blackman, Anthony Horowitz and Michael Morpurgo who has already won a record three times, and now may achieve his fourth win!
Winners will be announced at a ceremony in London next May.