Branford Boase Award

Given by Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society

287 Works / 291 Items 68,464 Books 3,006 Reviews ½ 3.8
Annual award given to the author and editor of a first novel for children/young adults.
Stages:
All, Winner (24), Shortlist (138), Longlist (178)
Years:
All, 2024 (25), 2023 (21), 2022 (25), 2021 (25), 2020 (23), 2019 (20), 2018 (7), 2017 (7), 2016 (23), 2015 (18), 2014 (7), 2013 (6), 2012 (7), 2011 (6), 2010 (8), 2009 (7), 2008 (6), 2007 (7), 2006 (7), 2005 (7), 2004 (6), 2003 (7), 2002 (5), 2001 (4), 2000 (7)
Announced:
January 24: Longlist2024 Recent

Winner 24

Shortlist 138

WorkYear
The Bones of Me by Kel Duckhouse2023
The Eternal Return of Clara Hart by Louise Finch2023
Seed by Caryl Lewis2023
Rebel Skies by Ann Sei Lin2023
The Cats We Meet Along the Way by Nadia Mikail2023
The Haunting of Tyrese Walker by J.P. Rose2023
The Map of Leaves by Yarrow Townsend2023
Danny Chung Sums It Up by Maisie Chan2022
Skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen2022
The Upper World by Femi Fadugba2022
Grow by Luke Palmer2022
The Valley of Lost Secrets by Lesley Parr2022
Digger and Me by Ros Roberts2022
The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh by Helen Rutter2022
Grimwood: Five Freakishly Funny Fables: World Book Day 2022 by Nadia Shireen2022
Orphans of the Tide by Struan Murray2021
When Life Gives You Mangos by Kereen Getten2021
Witch by Finbar Hawkins2021
And the Stars Were Burning Brightly by Danielle Jawando2021
Run, Rebel by Manjeet Mann2021
A Kind of Spark by Elle McNicoll2021
The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates by Jenny Pearson2021
Little Badman and the Invasion of the Killer Aunties by Humza Arshad2020
The Space We're In by Katya Balen2020
A Pocketful of Stars by Aisha Bushby2020
A Good Girl's Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson2020
Frostheart by Jamie Littler2020
The Million Pieces of Neena Gill by Emma Smith-Barton2020
The House With Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson2019
A Cursed Delivery by P. G. Bell2019
Rosie Loves Jack by Mel Darbon2019
The Goose Road by Rowena House2019
Orphan Monster Spy by Matt Killeen2019
The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Rauf2019
A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars by Yaba Badoe2018
The Starman and Me by Sharon Cohen2018
Fish Boy by Chloe Daykin2018
Knighthood for Beginners by Elys Dolan2018
Potter's Boy by Tony Mitton2018
Hyacinth and the Secrets Beneath by Jacob Sager Weinstein2018
Cogheart by Peter Bunzl2017
We Are Giants by Amber Lee Dodd2017
Little Bits of Sky by S. E. Durrant2017
Bubble by Stewart Foster2017
The Girl of Ink & Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave2017
Riverkeep by Martin Stewart2017
Stone Rider by David Hofmeyr2016
The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones by Will Mabbitt2016
My Brother Is a Superhero by David Solomons2016
Time Travelling with a Hamster by Ross Welford2016
The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson2016
Bone Jack by Sara Crowe2015
The Year of the Rat by Clare Furniss2015
Cowgirl by G. R. Gemin2015
Half Bad by Sally Green2015
Trouble by Non Pratt2015
The Dark Inside by Rupert Wallis2015
Winter Damage by Natasha Carthew2014
Wild Boy by Rob Lloyd Jones2014
Red Ink by Julie Mayhew2014
Alex, the Dog and the Unopenable Door by Ross Montgomery2014
The Poison Boy by Fletcher Moss2014
Geek Girl by Holly Smale2014
After the Snow by S. D. Crockett2013
What We Did for Love: Resistance, Heartbreak, Betrayal by Natasha Farrant2013
Daylight Saving by Edward Hogan2013
A Hen in the Wardrobe by Wendy Meddour2013
Black Arts by Andrew Prentice2013
Long Lankin by Lindsey Barraclough2012
Being Billy by Phil Earle2012
Small Change for Stuart by Lissa Evans2012
Everybody Jam by Ali Lewis2012
Sky Hawk by Gill Lewis2012
A Beautiful Lie by Irfan Master2012
I am the blade by J. P. Buxton2011
When I Was Joe by Keren David2011
Tall Story by Candy Gourlay2011
Unhooking the Moon by Gregory Hughes2011
The Crowfield Curse by Pat Walsh2011
Devil's Kiss by Sarwat Chadda2010
Life, Interrupted by Damian Kelleher2010
Guantanamo Boy by Anna Perera2010
Big and Clever by Dan Tunstall2010
Numbers by Rachel Ward2010
Paradise Barn by Victor Watson2010
Flood Child by Emily Diamand2009
Between Two Seas by Marie-Louise Jensen2009
Bloodline by Katy Moran2009
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness2009
Ways To Live Forever by Sally Nicholls2009
The Toymaker by Jeremy De Quidt2009
Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke2008
Nathan Fox: Dangerous Times by Lynn Brittney2008
Waves by Sharon Dogar2008
The Door of No Return by Sarah Mussi2008
Me, the Missing, and the Dead by Jenny Valentine2008
The Time Travelers by Linda Buckley-Archer2007
Stoneheart by Charlie Fletcher2007
Beast by Ally Kennen2007
The Awful Tale of Agatha Bilke by Sian Pattenden2007
You're a Bad Man, Mr. Gum! by Andy Stanton2007
A Note of Madness by Tabitha Suzuma2007
Home by Nicola Davies2006
A dog called Grk by Joshua Doder2006
The Burying Beetle by Ann Kelley2006
Hellbent by Anthony McGowan2006
Century by Sarah Singleton2006
Barkbelly by Cat Weatherill2006
Unique by Alison Allen-Gray2005
Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce2005
Dizzy by Cathy Cassidy2005
Zeus on the loose by John Dougherty2005
Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver2005
Last Train from Kummersdorf by Leslie Wilson2005
The Various by Steve Augarde2004
Inventing Elliot by Graham Gardner2004
Follow Me Down by Julie Hearn2004
Fish by L. S. Matthews2004
Montmorency: Thief, Liar, Gentleman by Eleanor Updale2004
Massive by Julia Bell2003
The Ice Boy by Patricia Elliott2003
The Firing, The by Richard MacSween2003
The Quigleys by Simon Mason2003
Frank and the Black Hamster of Narkiz by Livi Michael2003
Feather Boy by Nicky Singer2003
Jessica Haggerthwaite: Witch Dispatcher by Emma Barnes2002
The Beat Goes On by Adele Minchin2002
(Un)arranged Marriage by Bali Rai2002
Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve2002
Control-shift by Nick Manns2001
The Wind Singer by William Nicholson2001
Thanis by Hazel Riley2001
Sharp Stuff (A Mickey Sharp Case) by Dominic Barker2000
Can we keep it Dad? by Gus Clarke2000
The Giant Goldfish Robbery by Richard Kidd2000
Troublemakers by Paul May2000
Hunting Gumnor by Stephen Potts2000
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison2000

Longlist 178

WorkYear
Montgomery Bonbon: Murder at the Museum by Alasdair Beckett-King2024
Glow up, Lara Bloom by Dee Benson2024
Gwen & Art Are Not in Love by Lex Croucher2024
Finding Phoebe by Gavin Extence2024
Digging for Victory by Cathy Faulkner2024
Crossing the Line by Tia Fisher2024
The Final Year by Matt Goodfellow2024
How Far We've Come by Joyce Efia Harmer2024
Vivi Conway and the Sword of Legend by Lizzie Huxley-Jones2024
The First Move by Jenny Ireland2024
The Detention Detectives by Lis Jardine2024
Safiyyah's War by Hiba Noor Khan2024
Steady for This by Nathanael Lessore2024
The Swifts: a Dictionary of Scoundrels by Beth Lincoln2024
You Think You Know Me by Ayaan Mohamud2024
The Kingdom Over the Sea by Zohra Nabi2024
Last Girl In: Kerry-Ann Fights to Stay In The Game by Cheryl Diane Parkinson2024
City of Stolen Magic by Nazneen Ahmed Pathak2024
The Destiny of Minou Moonshine by Gita Ralleigh2024
The Witchstone Ghosts: an astonishing adventure for fans of The Storm Keeper's Island by Emily Randall-Jones2024
Influential by Sage Amara2024
Greenwild: The World Behind the Door by Pari Thomson2024
Yomi and the Fury of Ninki Nanka: The Nkara Chronicles, Book 1 by Davina Tijani2024
The Sleeping Stones by Beatrice Wallbank2024
Never Trust a Gemini by Freja Nicole Woolf2024
Ellie Pillai is Brown by Christine Pillainayagam2023
The Bones of Me by Kel Duckhouse2023
The Eternal Return of Clara Hart by Louise Finch2023
Seed by Caryl Lewis2023
Rebel Skies by Ann Sei Lin2023
The Cats We Meet Along the Way by Nadia Mikail2023
The Haunting of Tyrese Walker by J.P. Rose2023
The Map of Leaves by Yarrow Townsend2023
Running out of Time by Simon Fox2023
The Spectaculars: The perfect gift for kids who love magic and adventure, ideal for readers 9 by Jodie Garnish2023
The Miraculous Sweetmakers: The Frost Fair: The perfect new fantasy adventure for 2022 by Natasha Hastings2023
The Whisperling by Hayley Hoskins2023
Wishes Come in Threes by Andy Jones2023
The Extraordinary Adventures of Alice Tonks by Emily Kenny2023
Mia and the Lightcasters: Umbra Tales 1 (The Umbra Tales) by Janelle McCurdy2023
Hedgewitch by Skye McKenna2023
Rapunzella, Or, Don't Touch My Hair by Ella McLeod2023
If You Still Recognise Me by Cynthia So2023
Skandar and the Unicorn Thief by A.F. Steadman2023
The Bird Singers by Eve Wersocki Morris2023
Drama and Danger by J.T. Williams2023
Danny Chung Sums It Up by Maisie Chan2022
Skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen2022
The Upper World by Femi Fadugba2022
Grow by Luke Palmer2022
The Valley of Lost Secrets by Lesley Parr2022
Digger and Me by Ros Roberts2022
The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh by Helen Rutter2022
Grimwood: Five Freakishly Funny Fables: World Book Day 2022 by Nadia Shireen2022
Something I Said by Smith Bailey, Ben2022
Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé2022
Rapids by Anna Bowles2022
Love Is for Losers by Wibke Brueggemann2022
Freddy vs. School, Book #1 by Neill Cameron2022
The Girl Who... by Andreina Cordani2022
Me, My Dad and the End of the Rainbow by Benjamin Dean2022
The Book of Stolen Dreams by David Farr2022
29 LOCKS by Nicola Garrard2022
Maggie Blue and the Dark World by Anna Goodall2022
Circus Maximus: Race to the Death by Annelise Gray2022
Emmy Levels Up by Helen Harvey2022
The Amazing Edie Eckhart: Book 1 by Rosie Jones2022
The Hatmakers by Tamzin Merchant2022
The Peculiar Tale of the Tentacle Boy by Richard Pickard2022
The Ice Whisperers by Helenka Stachera2022
The Lightning Catcher by Clare Weze2022
Orphans of the Tide by Struan Murray2021
When Life Gives You Mangos by Kereen Getten2021
Witch by Finbar Hawkins2021
And the Stars Were Burning Brightly by Danielle Jawando2021
Run, Rebel by Manjeet Mann2021
A Kind of Spark by Elle McNicoll2021
The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates by Jenny Pearson2021
The Infinite by Patience Agbabi2021
The Sky is Mine by Amy Beashel2021
Wranglestone by Darren Charlton2021
Tiger Heart by Penny Chrimes2021
Boy, Everywhere by A. M. Dassu2021
The Good Hawk by Joseph Elliott2021
A Clock of Stars by Francesca Gibbons2021
Last Lesson by James Goodhand2021
The Wild Way Home by Sophie Kirtley2021
The Wolf Road by Richard Lambert2021
The Strangeworlds Travel Agency by L. D. Lapinski2021
Anisha, Accidental Detective by Serena Patel2021
Are You Watching? by Vincent Ralph2021
The Vanishing Trick by Jenni Spangler2021
The Unadoptables by Hana Tooke2021
The Pure Heart by Trudi Tweedie2021
Diary of a Confused Feminist by Kate Weston2021
Orla and the Serpent's Curse2021
Bearmouth by Liz Hyder2020
A Good Girl's Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson2020
Frostheart by Jamie Littler2020
The Million Pieces of Neena Gill by Emma Smith-Barton2020
The Middler by Kirsty Applebaum2020
Charlie Changes into a Chicken by Sam Copeland2020
Potkin and Stubbs by Sophie Green2020
The Garden of Lost Secrets by A. M. Howell2020
The Girl Who Lost Her Shadow by Emily Ilett2020
High-Rise Mystery by Sharna Jackson2020
The Bookwanderers by Anna James2020
The Mystery of the Colour Thief by Ewa Jozefkowicz2020
I Am Thunder by Muhammad Khan2020
Orphan Monster Spy by Matt Killeen2020
Lori and Max by Catherine O'Flynn2020
Nevertell by Katharine Orton2020
The Midnight Hour by Benjamin Read2020
The Tzar's Curious Runaways by Robin Scott-Elliot2020
Bloom by Nicola Skinner2020
Starfell #1: Willow Moss & the Lost Day by Dominique Valente2020
I Am Thunder by Muhammad Khan2019
The House With Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson2019
A Cursed Delivery by P. G. Bell2019
Rosie Loves Jack by Mel Darbon2019
The Goose Road by Rowena House2019
Orphan Monster Spy by Matt Killeen2019
The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Rauf2019
Boy Underwater by Adam Baron2019
The Fandom by Anna Day2019
Me Mam. Me Dad. Me. by Malcolm Duffy2019
Twister by Juliette Forrest2019
Flight by Vanessa Harbour2019
Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy2019
The Bookwanderers by Anna James2019
The Mystery of the Colour Thief by Ewa Jozefkowicz2019
On a Scale of One to Ten by Ceylan Scott2019
Outwalkers by Fiona Shaw2019
Sunflowers in February by Phyllida Shrimpton2019
Run, Riot by Nikesh Shukla2019
The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle (Kelpies) by Victoria Williamson2019
Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot by Horatio Clare2016
Stone Rider by David Hofmeyr2016
The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones by Will Mabbitt2016
My Brother Is a Superhero by David Solomons2016
Time Travelling with a Hamster by Ross Welford2016
The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson2016
Othergirl by Nicole Burstein2016
The Bolds by Julian Clary2016
The Baby by Lisa Drakeford2016
The Dreamsnatcher by Abi Elphinstone2016
Captive by A.J. Grainger2016
Seed by Lisa Heathfield2016
Deep Water by Lu Hersey2016
Thirteen Days of Midnight by Leo Hunt2016
The Next Together by Lauren James2016
Me and Mr J by Rachel McIntyre2016
The Accidental Prime Minister by Tom McLaughlin2016
Girl on a Plane by Miriam Moss2016
The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury2016
Birdy by Jess Vallance2016
Hamish and the WorldStoppers by Danny Wallace2016
One of Us by Jeannie Waudby2016
The Clockwork Sparrow by Katherine Woodfine2016
Leopold Blue by Rosie Rowell2015
Bone Jack by Sara Crowe2015
The Year of the Rat by Clare Furniss2015
Cowgirl by G. R. Gemin2015
Half Bad by Sally Green2015
Trouble by Non Pratt2015
The Dark Inside by Rupert Wallis2015
A Room Full of Chocolate by Jane Elson2015
Archie Greene and the Magician's Secret by D. D. Everest2015
Broken Strings by Maria Farrer2015
Shadow of the Wolf (Sherwood's Doom) by Tim Hall2015
The Executioner's Daughter by Jane Hardstaff2015
Boy In The Tower by Polly Ho-Yen2015
City of Halves by Lucy Inglis2015
Mars Evacuees by Sophia McDougall2015
True Fire by Gary Meehan2015
Valentine Joe by Rebecca Stevens2015
Dandelion Clocks by Rebecca Westcott2015
Day of the Assassins by Johnny O'Brien2010

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