Superworm by Julia Donaldson up for Red House Award

  • 21 October 2013
Superworm by Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson's Superworm is up for the Red House Children's Book Award, the only national book prize voted for just by kids.

The story about a cunning worm is one of 10 books shortlisted for the award.

The winner will join a long list of top authors who've also received the prize, including JK Rowling, Michael Morpurgo, Anthony Horowitz and Malorie Blackman.

You can vote for your favourite on the Red House Children's Book Award website, up until 24 January 2014.

The awards have been running for 34 years and the winner will be announced in February 2014.

Books for Younger Children

Superworm - Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler (Scholastic)

Walter and The No Need To Worry Suit - Rachel Bright (HarperCollins)

How To Hide A Lion - Helen Stephens (Alison Green Books)

Hippospotamus - Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross (Andersen)

Books for Younger Readers

The Land of Neverbelieve - Norman Messenger (Walker)

Atticus Claw Breaks The Law - Jennifer Gray (Faber & Faber)

Claude In The Country - Alex T Smith (Hodder Children's Books)

Books for Older Readers

Killing Rachel - Anne Cassidy (Bloomsbury)

The 5th Wave - Rick Yancey (Penguin)

The Reluctant Assassin - Eoin Colfer (Simon and Schuster)