Translation Rights  |  Mar 23, 2019

Nominations and Wins for Children of Blood and Bone

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi has won the Waterstones Children’s Book Award for older readers. Presented annually, this year marks the 15th anniversary of the award, highlighting the best children’s books of the year as voted by Waterstones Booksellers. One bookseller praised Children of Blood and Bone saying ‘not just a long-overdue reimagining of the genre, but one that hauls you into its world from the first page and never let you go’.

Quickly following this win Children of Blood and Bone also received a nomination for The British Book Awards’ Book of the Year, also known as the Nibbies. The Nibbies honour and celebrate the commercial success of publishers, authors, and bookshops, the winners will be announced at a gala in London in May.

Described as ‘unpredictable and rousing’ Children of Blood and Bone is also among the finalist of the Leipzig Youth Literature Jury. The jury is comprised of 12 teenagers aged between 14-19 who selected their six favourite titles over a 10 month discussion of 40 books that were published in 2018.

Children of Blood and Bone has been sold in 30 languages and has featured on the New York Times Bestseller list for over 50 weeks. Book 2 of the series, Children of Virtue and Vengeance, will be published in December this year, while a director Rick Famuyiwa has just been assigned to the Children of Blood and Bone film adaptation.