All 80 titles for the six categories of our long list have now been reviewed! Each and every one a fantastic book, highly recommended by JAB and the NSTAB team.
The short list will be announced on the 8th September. Votes from the panel are already coming in so here's a little reminder of the twelve fabulous books on the Poetry Category Long List.
Apes to Zebras ~ Liz Brownlee, Sue Hardy-Dawson & Roger Stevens (Bloomsbury)
Alphamals- Ruth Symons and Graham Carter (Big Picture Press)
Firecrackers Zaro Weil and Jo Riddell (Troika)
Tickling with Words-John Townsend (Book House)
The Same Inside- Liz Brownlee, Roger Stevens & Matt Goodfellow (Macmillan)
Chicken on the Roof- Matt Goodfellow and Hannah Asen (Otter-Barry)
The World's Greatest Space Cadet- James Carter (Featherstone)
Blast off- Carole Bromley and Catherine Benson (Doorstop Books)
Little Lemur Laughing- Joshua Seigal (Bloomsbury)
Message from the Moon- Hilda Offen (Troika )
Peace Lily- Hilary Robinson and Martin Impey (Strauss House)
Rising Stars New Young Voices in Poetry Various (Otter-Barry)
Which four of these fabulous books will make up the NSTBA18 shortlist?