Children's Book of the Year: Older Fiction

This category rewards the entry that demonstrates the highest standards of storytelling, captivating readers from start to finish with a well-crafted plot, exceptional writing, and diverse and engaging characters.


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Dogs of the Deadlands

Anthony McGowan

One World Publications

Fight Back

A. M. Dassu


Grandpa Frank's Great Big Bucket List

Jenny Pearson


Like a Charm

Elle McNicoll

Knights Of

The Girl Who Lost a Leopard

Nizrana Farook

Nosy Crow

The Light in Everything

Katya Balen

Bloomsbury Children's Books

While the Storm Rages

Phil Earle

Andersen Press

The Marvellers

Dhonielle Clayton

Bonnier Kids Books/Piccadilly Press


SF Said

David Fickling Books

War of the Wind

Victoria Williamson

Neem Tree Press