Here's how you can get your hands on all the books longlisted for The Alligator's Mouth awards

The Alligator’s Mouth children’s bookshop and The Bright Agency launched the children’s book prize last year to celebrate the best books for 6-8 year olds. Ten books have been longlisted for The Alligator’s Mouth Award 2020, which champions both authors and illustrators of highly illustrated children’s fiction.

This year's longlist is packed full of stunning books by authors and illustrators we love - and we're giving three schools the chance to win all ten!

The Alligator's Mouth longlist 2020:

  • The Adventures of Harry Stevenson written and illustrated by Ali Pye (Simon & Schuster) 

  • Amelia Fang and the Half-Moon Holiday written and illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson (Egmont) 

  • Dave Pigeon (Royal Coo!) written by Swapna Haddow and illustrated by Sheena Dempsey (Faber & Faber) 

  • Hotel Flamingo written and illustrated by Alex Milway (Bonnier Piccadilly) 

  • King Coo: The Curse of the Mummy’s Gold written and illustrated by Adam Stower (David Fickling Books) 

  • Kitty and the Moonlight Rescue written by Paula Harrison and illustrated by Jenny Løvlie (Oxford University Press) 

  • The Naughtiest Unicorn written by Pip Bird and illustrated by David O’Connell (Egmont) 

  • Sophie Takes to the Sky written by Katherine Woodfine and illustrated by Briony May Smith (Barrington Stoke)

  • Teacup House: The Twitches Meet a Puppy written by Hayley Scott and illustrated by Pippa Curnick (Usborne) 

  • Two Sides written by Polly Ho-Yen and illustrated by Binny Talib (Stripes, Little Tiger Press) 

​Want to be in with a chance for your school to win? Simply answer the question below and fill in your details by 11pm, Friday 1 May 2020. If you're a parent or carer entering on behalf of a school, please enter your school's address in your entry.

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Terms and conditions

1. Participants must be at least 18 years old to enter.

2. To enter the competition, you must be a resident of England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. 

3. The competition is not open to employees (or members of their immediate families) of BookTrust.

4. Only one entry per person.

5. Entries must be submitted by 11pm on Friday, 1 May 2020.

6. There will be three winning schools selected at random (from all eligible entries).

7. If a chosen winner does not respond to correspondence within one week, a new winner will be selected.

8. Our decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

9. The prize will not be transferable to another person.

10. No part of the prize is exchangeable for cash or any other prize.

11. The prize is run by BookTrust of G8 Battersea Studios, 80 Silverthorne Road, Battersea, London SW8 3HE. However, the prize will be sent out by a third party and by entering you acknowledge that your details will be passed on to them, solely for the purposes of administering this competition.

12. Prizes will be sent out to winners by post. However, BookTrust cannot be held responsible for any prizes lost, damaged or stolen after they have been sent.

13. Where a third party is supplying a prize, BookTrust accepts no responsibility for inaccuracy of any prize description, and the third party is responsible for prize fulfilment.

14. By entering you are agreeing to the terms and conditions in our privacy statement.

15. BookTrust reserves the right to amend the competition end date at any time.


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