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Bushby, Rundell & Pearson Longlisted for UKLA Book Awards 2021

Katherine Rundell's The Good Thieves, which is the story of Vita Marlowe, who sails to New York to take back the home taken from her grandfather by the sinister Victor Sorrotore; Aisha Bushby's A Pocketful of Stars, in which a young girl finds herself with a magical puzzle to solve after she is transported back to her sick mother’s childhood home in Kuwait; and Jenny Pearson's The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates, the story about a boy who finds out his biological father is still alive so sets out to find him with his two best friends in tow, have been longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards.

The UKLA Book Awards are the only national awards judged by active classroom teachers and all the book selected exemplify the award criteria’s aim of encouraging teachers’ knowledge of high-quality children’s books that can reflect all identities and promote diversity.

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