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 Read Aloud Category Long List.
Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow- Jessica Townsend (Orion)
Mr Penguin and the Lost Treasure – Alex T Smith (Hodder)
Fabio The World's Greatest Flamingo Detective: The Case of the Missing Hippo- Laura James, illustrated by Emily Fox (Bloomsbury)
The Chocolate Factory Ghost- David O'Connell and Clare Powell (Bloomsbury)
Rose Muddle Mysteries: The Amber Pendant- Imogen White (Usborne)
You Can't Make Me Go to Witch School- Em Lynas, illustrated by Jamie Littler (Nosy Crow)
Yours Sincerely Giraffe-Megumi Iwasa & Jun Takabatake (Gecko Press)
Codebusters- Dan Metcalf, illustrated by Gary Cherrington (Bloomsbury)
Witch for a Week- Kaye Umansky, illustrated by Ashley King (Simon and Schuster)
Kat Wolfe Investigates- Lauren St John (Macmillan)
The Book Case - Dave Shelton (David Fickling)
The Return of the Railway Children- Lou Kuenzler (Scholastic)
Of these twelve terrific titles, which four will become the 2018 NSTBA Read Aloud short list?