Grampian Children's Book Award
2013 Shortlist - Click Here to vote
15 Days without a head by Dave Cousins
Meet Laurence, 15 years old and 6 feet tall. Very soon, he'll dress up as his mum and impersonate a dead man on the radio. Meet Jay, his 6 year old brother. He looks like an angel but thinks he's a dog. He'll sink his teeth into anyone who gets in the way. Today is Tuesday and the next 15 days will change the boys' lives forever.
13th Horseman by Barry Hutchison
13-year-old Drake is quite surprised to find the Horsemen of the Apocalypse hanging out in his garden shed. He's even more surprised when they ask him to join them. At first he is reluctant to join them and help usher in the Armageddon but it soon becomes clear that to save his life Drake will have to become death.
Socks are not enough by Mark Lowery
Mike Swarbrick's life couldn't get any worse. His pervy best friend gets him embroiled in a scandal involving the girls' changing rooms, his idiot of an older brother is snogging the girl of his dreams and he's just come home early from school to discover his parents are secret nudists - and they're ready to go public.
Out of the depths by Cathy MacPhail
Tyler Lawless has an unusual and sometimes scary gift. She is able to see dead people. And sometimes they speak to her, asking for her help. When Tyler is sent to a new school because her so called 'storytelling' about seeing dead teachers gets her into too much trouble, she is hoping to make a fresh start.
A monster calls by Patrick Ness
The monster showed up just after midnight. But it isn't the monster Conor's been expecting. He's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his back garden, though, this monster is something different. Something ancient, something wild.
My sister lives on the mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher
Narrated by ten-year-old Jamie, this is a novel about the tragedy that tears apart his family after a terrorist attack. As Jamie comes to terms with his loss, he asks questions that he must answer for himself.