Longlist Announcement−Best Chapter Book for 5-8-year-olds 2024

We’re delighted to announce the longlist for our first-ever Best Chapter Book for 5-8-year-olds competition. It’s been an absolute joy to read the stories; we loved them all.

Whether your story is on the longlist or not, you should be proud of what you’ve achieved. You are all great writers and we will continue providing you with opportunities to showcase your talent. Keep submitting to agents/publishers and competitions, keep writing, keep going!

The longlist is:


Astro Ponies − The Black Hole of Doom

Eco Agent Rida and the Otter-ly Awesome Rescue

Gracie, Dave and the God of Dogs

Grandma Shiz and the Fortune-Telling False Teeth

Hattie Houdini and the Disappearing Trombone

Inky’s Beach Dash

Loser Boy: Destiny Calls!

Marigold Balaclava Has a Problem: The Goblin Gobbler

Mr Pompadour The Macaroon Cat

Pocket Monsters

Speed Chasers

The Book Crook

The Granny Snatchers

The Lunchbox Dragon

The Nature Garden

The Seed Squad Heist

The Shark Tooth Fairy

The Weaver’s Wish

Uncle Ulric’s Home for Unusual Animals

Woofy Secret Agent-in-Trainin

Our judge, Katie Blagden, will now read the longlisted entries and decide the top 10 stories, including an overall winner. Results will be published on 31st May 2024.

If your story is listed, feel free to shout from the rooftops but please don’t identify the title of your story on social media while judging is still taking place. Good luck!

Thank you all for participating in such an incredible competition.

Published in
21 March 2024
Last Updated
21 March 2024