The Alligator’s Mouth Award shortlist has been announced!

It's time to reveal the five shortlisted books...

The shortlist for The Alligator’s Mouth Award 2023, which champions both authors and illustrators of highly illustrated children’s fiction, has been announced!

Now celebrating its fifth year, the children’s book prize created by The Alligator’s Mouth children’s bookshop and The Bright Agency, celebrates the best books for 6-8-year-olds.

The full shortlist for The Alligator‚Äôs Mouth Award 2023 is…. *drumroll please!*

  • Marv and the Pool of Peril¬†written by Alex Falase-Koya and illustrated by Paula Bowles (Oxford University Press)
  • Mike Falls Up¬†written by Candy Gourlay and illustrated by Carles Ballesteros (Little Tiger)
  • Princess Minna: The Enchanted Forest¬†written by Kirsty Applebaum and illustrated by Sahar Haghgoo (Nosy Crow)
  • Rex: Dinosaur in Disguise¬†written and illustrated by Elys Dolan (Walker Books)
  • Rudy and the Wolf Club¬†written by Paul Westmoreland and illustrated by George Ermos (Oxford University Press)

The winner will be announced at a special awards ceremony in July 2023.

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