Children's Book of the Year: Younger 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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Anisha, Accidental Detective: Holiday Adventure

Serena Patel 


Creeping Beauty: Fairy Tales Gone Bad

Joseph Coelho

Walker Books


Nadia Shireen

Simon & Schuster

Isadora Moon Under the Sea

Harriet Muncaster

Oxford University Press

Major and Mynah

Karen Owen

Firefly Press

The Boy Who Grew a Tree

Polly Ho-Yen

Knights Of

The Secret School Invasion

Pamela Butchart

Nosy Crow

Wildsmith: Into the Dark Forest

Liz Flanagan

UCLan Publishing