Picture Book (text) Longlist 2022

It gives us great pleasure to announce the longlist for our Best Children’s Picture Book (text) 2022 competition.

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Over the last two months your amazing stories have been read, re-read and considered by our team of readers. The standard of writing was excellent and they found it incredibly difficult to decide between the stories. A huge thank you to the team for their time and commitment.

Whether your picture book has been longlisted or not, you are all talented writers with great ideas and we urge you to keep writing and sending your words out into the world. It has been a privilege and a pleasure to read your work.

Best Children’s Picture Book (text) 2022 Longlist

A Pocketful of Love

And Then

Dog Dug Deep

EURGH! YUCK! That Isn’t Poo!

I’ll remember for you

Mina the Mighty

Mummy’s Lion

Not Just a Carrot

Orla the Orca and the Keepsake Clams

Otter Spotter


Sir Cedric The Stink Dragon

Skipper Nipper

Spotty Dog

Tantrum Shop

The Big Bad Blob

The Coin

The Dream-Travellers

The Legend Of The Starlight

Ug the Inventor

Our highly respected judge, BBC Children’s Writer and Director Kayleigh Keam, will now read the longlisted entries and decide the top 10 stories, including an overall winner. Results will be published on 27th January, 2023.

If you’re one of our longlistees 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. Best of luck!

Thank you all for sharing your marvellous stories with us.

Published in
17 November 2022
Last Updated
22 November 2022