WRANGLESTONE Longlisted for the Polari Book Awards Inaugural Children’s & YA Book Prize

THE POLARI CHILDREN’S AND YA PRIZE LONGLIST 2022

Ace of Spades – Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé (Usborne) The Accidental Diary of B.U.G – Jen Carney (Puffin) Wranglestone – Darren Charlton (Little Tiger Adam-2 – Alastair Chilsholm (Nosy Crow) Stay Another Day – Juno Dawson (Quercus) What’s the T? – Juno Dawson (Hachette Wren & Rook) Nen and the Lonely Fisherman – Ian Eagleton & James Mayhew (Owlet Press) Queerly Autistic – Erin Ekins (Jessica Kingsley Publishers) Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating – Adiba Jaigirdar (Hodder) Loveless – Alice Oseman (Harper Collins) Not My Problem – Ciara Smyth (Andersen) Grandad’s Camper – Harry Woodgate (Andersen)

WRANGLESTONE SHORTLISTED FOR THE WATERSTONES CHILDREN’S BOOK PRIZE

I’m thrilled that Wranglestone has been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize in the category of ‘Older Readers’. Waterstones is made up of an amazingly dedicated team of booksellers and it’s a range of those booksellers from across all regions of the UK who form a jury for this prize. I can’t thank them enough for championing Wranglestone and its two young boys.

WRANGLESTONE REISSUE!

Of all the milestones in Wranglestone’s journey since publication, I’m probably most excited and proud of this new edition. In advance of the books’ sequel next year, Wranglestone’s been completely rebranded and illustrated by industry superstar, Karl James Mountford. There are so many directions a book could be driven towards. With it’s mash-up of various genres, this is probably particularly true of something like Wranglestone. But in Karl, I knew I’d found a kindred spirit and someone who understood not only the novel’s numerous story elements and American midwest setting, but, in the romance between Peter and Cooper, its hope and heart.

This edition is available now.