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2024 Book Links Award for Children’s Historical Fiction: Longlist announced

Book Links The Centre for Children’s Literature proudly announces the longlist for the 2024 Award for Children’s Historical Fiction.

The aim of the award is to increase the understanding and appreciation of history by children. These seven titles are outstanding works of historical fiction for children, demonstrating literary merit, historical accuracy, and appeal to young readers.

Topics range widely but the two World Wars are popular settings with children coming to terms with conflict, dislocaton and loss – situations unfortunately still current today. These are all wonderful stories of courage and hope that children will enjoy reading.

Congratulations to all these fabulous authors whose inspiring stories bring history to life.

Titles in alphabetical order:

Bidhi Galing (Big Rain) by Anita Heiss & Samantha Campbell, Simon & Schuster Australia

Inkflower by Suzy Zail,  Walker Books Australia

Running with Ivan by Suzanne Leal, Harper Collins AU

Secret Sparrow by Jackie French, Harper Collins AU

Spies in the Sky Inspired by the true story of the pigeons who went to war by Beverley McWilliams,  Pantera Press

The Fortune Maker by Catherine Norton, Harper Collins AU.

Two Sparrowhawks in a Lonely Sky by Rebecca Lim,  Allen & Unwin Children’s Books

Timeline 2024

1 May – Longlist is announced
1 June – Shortlist is announced
18 July – Winner is announced
For more information about the award go to Book Links Award for Children’s Historical Fiction
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