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Monday, 24 June 2013

Our 2013 Unpublished Picture Book Manuscript Award Shortlist!


We have been busy reading-bees, scouring a plethora of divine entries in our annual KBR Unpublished Picture Book Award, and we are delighted to announce the shortlist.

This list contains our winner and two runners-up, along with our three biggest-scoring, highly-commended entries.

Who will our winner be?

The Fix it Man by Dimity Powell

Aunt Adelaide’s Underpants by Belinda Landsberry

Too Plain by Ken Williams

Where Do Odd Socks Go? by Belinda Landsberry

Oomi by Michelle Lewry

Great Grandmother’s Walking Stick by Sarah Taylor

Our biggest congrats to the shortlistees, and stay tuned for our Winners announcement at 7pm on Monday 1 July! We will also announce our full list of Highly Commended stories and some Special Mentions.


  1. A huge congrats to the shortlisted writers. Such a great competition to be recognised in.
    Claire :)


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