ARB launches new book prize: The Little Rebels Children’s Book Award

Last year the ARB set up the Bread & Roses Award for Radical Publishing, administered by Housmans Bookshop. This independent prize for adult non-fiction literature ran for the 1st time in 2011, with the prize awarded in May 2012. The award is being run again this year – for more information, go to

The Bread and Roses prize is going ahead again this year alongside a new, parallel, radical fiction children’s book prize: The Little Rebels Children’s Book Award. The prize will be administered by Letterbox Library on behalf of the ARB. The new Little Rebels Award is designed to recognise a rich tradition of radical publishing for children in the UK.

For this first year, the award will be restricted to fiction targeted at children aged 0-12. ‘Radical’ is defined widely to include books informed by inclusive/anti-discriminatory concerns or those which promote social equality or social justice.

Guest judges for the 2012 Little Rebels Award will be children’s author, Elizabeth Laird and Bookstart co-founder and editor, Wendy Cooling (see Guest Judges).

Prizes for both the Little Rebels and the Bread and Roses Awards will be presented at the ARB’s new, radical bookfair at Conway Hall, London, on May 11th 2013.

For more information please visit the Little Rebels website:

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