1. 'By Royal Command' On Independent Booksellers Prize Shortlist

    Charlie Higson’s latest Young James Bond adventure has been included on the children’s shortlist for a 2009 Independent Booksellers Prize.

    The Young Bond Dossier reports the news that 2008’s By Royal Command will compete against 9 other selected titles.

    Fans can vote for By Royal Command as their favourite by picking up a voting postcard in participating retail stores or emailing their choice to before 28 August 2009. The winner will be announced in September.

    The following shortlist of titles was voted for by Booksellers Association members from a longlist derived from sales data of bestselling books at independent bookshops.

    Children’s – Independent Booksellers Prize

    • The Crossing of Ingo by Helen Dunmore (HarperCollins)
    • Running on the Cracks by Julia Donaldson (Egmont)
    • The Dragonfly Pool by Eva Ibbotson (Macmillan)
    • Tiddler by Julia Donaldson (Scholastic)
    • Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear by Andy Stanton (Egmont)
    • Skulduggery Pleasant: Playing with Fire by Derek Landy (HarperCollins)
    • Then by Morris Gleitzman (Puffin)
    • Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer (Puffin)
    • By Royal Command by Charlie Higson (Puffin)
    • Kaspar by Michael Morpurgo (HarperCollins)

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    Devin Zydel @ 2009-06-08
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