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Book list for 0-5 years: Oscar’s Book Prize 2022 shortlist

Here are the six brilliant shortlisted books for the 2022 Oscar’s Book Prize, which highlights the best in new books for children under five.

Maybe.. Chris Houghton

The 2022 Oscar's Book Prize winner

The winner of this year’s prize is Maybe... by Chris Houghton!

Maybe.. Chris Houghton

We are delighted to support Oscar’s Book Prize alongside Amazon and here are the shortlisted titles for 2022!

The prize was created in honour of Oscar Ashton, who loved stories that fed his imagination. He was three and a half when he passed away from an undetected heart condition in 2012.

The 2022 shortlisted books:

Maybe by Chris Houghton (Walker Books) - WINNER

Barbara Throws a Wobbler Nadia Shireen

Barbara Throws a Wobbler by Nadia Shireen (Puffin PRH Children's)

The Pet: Cautionary Tales for Children and grown-ups

The Pet: Cautionary Tales for Children and Grown-Ups by Catherine Emmett and David Tazzyman (Macmillan Children's Books)

The Duck Who Didn't Like Water

The Duck Who Didn't Like Water by Steve Small (Simon & Schuster Children's Books)

The Fire Fox

The Fire Fox by Alexandra Paige and Stef Murphy (Two Hoots, Macmillan Children's Books)

I'm Sticking With You Too

I'm Sticking with You Too by Smriti Halls and Steve Small (Simon & Schuster Children's Books)

The 2021 shortlisted books were:

The Littlest Yak by Lu Fraser and Kate Hindley - WINNER

I'm Sticking with You by Smriti Halls and Steve Small

Meesha Makes Friends by Tom Percival 

Rain Before Rainbows by Smriti Halls and David Litchfield

The Hospital Dog by Julia Donaldson and Sara Ogilvie 

Would You Like A Banana by Yasmeen Ismail


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