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Shortlist for new Children's Sports Book of the Year

19 June 2020 Share

From National Literacy Trust

We're excited by this new prize for sports books – an overlooked but popular genre. Children's Sports Book of the Year category was created to celebrate authors whose sporting stories have encouraged children to get into reading through their love of sport. 

The shortlist is:

The Big Race by David Barrow (Hachette Children's Group)

Flying Fergus 10: The Photo Finish by Chris Hoy, illustrated by Clare Elsom (Bonnier Books)

The Racehorse Who Learned to Dance by Clare Balding, illustrated by Tony Ross (Puffin)

Football School Season 4 by Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton, illustrated by Spike Gerrell (Walker Books)

Unbelievable Football by Matt Oldfield, Illustrated by Ollie Mann (Hachette Children's Group)

Be Your Best Self by Danielle Brown and Nathan Kai (GMC Publications)

Changing the Game: Fantastic Female Footballers by Casey Stoney (Bonnier Books)

Read more: https://literacytrust.org.uk/news/shortlist-for-inaugural-childrens-sports-book-of-the-year-category-announced/