Denise Kirby’s ’88 Lime Street’ shortlisted for Readings Children’s Book Prize 2016

Congratulations to Denise Kirby, whose magical book 88 Lime Street – The Way In, published by Omnibus Books, has been shortlisted for the Readings Children’s Book Prize 2016.

From the moment Ellen arrives, she can feel something stirring in the old house. It’s almost as if it’s alive. Is there a ghost, as the kids at her new school say? Or is it something stranger? And why is there a tower with no door? When the dried-up fountain in the overgrown garden suddenly spouts water and weird messages appear, Ellen must find her way into the mysterious, magical and dangerous world that has been waiting for her…

The cover for this was my first ever book illustration contract so, apart from being a great read, the book has its own special nook in my heart.

Here’s Denise talking about her win on youtube.

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