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 email@example.com 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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