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

    By Devin Zydel on 2009-06-08

    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 protected] 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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