Photo credit: Rob McDougall.
Over the next five months, children throughout Scotland will be reading the three shortlisted books in their age category and voting for their favourite.
Bookbug Readers (3-7 years)(Every child in Primary 1 will receive a free copy of each Bookbug title during Book Week Scotland in November.)
- Never Tickle a Tiger by Pamela Butchart and Marc Boutavant (Bloomsbury)
- Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit Book Burglar by Emily MacKenzie (Bloomsbury)
- Mouse’s First Night at Moonlight School by Simon Puttock and Ali Pye (Nosy Crow)
Younger Readers (8-11 years)
- The Nowhere Emporium by Ross Mackenzie (Floris)
- The Mysteries of Ravenstorm Island: The Lost Children by Gillian Philip (Orchard)
- The Fastest Boy in the World by Elizabeth Laird (Macmillan)
Older Readers (12-16 years)
- Black Dove White Raven by Elizabeth Wein (Egmont)
- The Piper by Danny Weston (the pseudonym of Philip Caveney) (Andersen)
- Trouble on Cable Street by Joan Lingard (Catnip)