Book Links 2023 Award for Children’s Historical Fiction Long List Announced!
The Book Links Award for Children’s Historical Fiction is for books with an implied readership up to the age of fourteen. Books may be fiction, graphic novels or illustrated fiction that fit the genre of historical fiction. The Judges assessed each entry as a work that will increase the understanding and appreciation of history by children, meets the criteria for this genre and is a work of literary merit.
The result is a wonderful list of splendid stories for children. Each of these has been lovingly crafted by a master storyteller. Themes covered the whole gamut of human experience, often in moments of crisis or extreme stress. Tension and excitement was leavened by strong family love, by friendship, humour, resilience and love above and beyond the norm.
Congratulations to all the creators!
The 2023 Longlist in alphabetical order of authors: